KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck's
injured right thigh is improving, thanks partly to acupuncture
treatments, and he could be ready to play Sunday against Buffalo.
Hasselbeck is listed as questionable and didn't practice
Wednesday because of the deep bruise just above his knee. He missed
last week's 24-17 win over Miami after being hurt on the first play
Nov. 14 at St. Louis.
Trent Dilfer completed 14 of 28 attempts for 196 yards passing
with one touchdown and two interceptions against the Dolphins.
"He (Hasselbeck) went and saw the doctor on Monday," coach
Mike Holmgren said. "It is healing up. That's my hope. If he takes
a step backward or it doesn't come along like we thought, then
Trent will be ready to go."
Hasselbeck wasn't available for comment Wednesday. He will
undergo additional treatment Thursday and should practice Friday,
Besides treatment performed by Seahawks trainers, Hasselbeck has
seen an acupuncturist.
"I think it's OK. Acupuncture, I can go with," Holmgren said.
"Look, if he comes dancing in here, then whatever it takes."