Bruised heel sidelines Branch indefinitely; Hasselbeck's knee should be fine

Updated: October 6, 2008, 7:16 PM ET
Associated Press

Wide receiver Deion Branch has a bruised heel and will be out indefinitely. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck apparently will be fine.

Coach Mike Holmgren said Monday that Branch will decide when he can return based on how much pain he can tolerate in his right heel. The former Super Bowl MVP was injured in the first half of Sunday's 44-6 loss at the Giants. It was his first game since January following reconstructive knee surgery.

Hasselbeck hurt his right knee on the first drive Sunday while getting hit from front and behind. He returned for the next series and played until late in the third quarter. Holmgren said an MRI showed a tweak but that Hasselbeck should be fine to play Sunday when the Packers come to Seattle.


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