Hasselbeck returns to practice; could start for Seahawks vs. Redskins Sunday
"I thought it went OK today, it was a step," Hasselbeck said Thursday.
The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback missed Wednesday's practice, taking an extra day to recover from his first game back in six weeks -- a loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
"I don't think I have ever had a game that I felt that bad afterwards," the 33-year-old Hasselbeck said. "It was a tough one."
Hasselbeck, who was out with a nerve problem in his right leg caused by a bulging disk in his back, was 17-of-29 for 170 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions Sunday - good enough for only a 47.3 quarterback rating.
"I think my body just quit," he said. "It had just had enough and that's disappointing, because as a player you feel like you just let everybody down."
Hasselbeck doesn't think the layoff was really a factor.
"Say I'd played for five weeks and I took that many shots to the head, I think I still would have felt a little bad," he said. "I don't know if you get used to it."
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