Hasselbeck returns to practice for Seahawks

Matt Hasselbeck is back practicing with the Seahawks – and tired

of talking about his health.

The 34-year-old three-time Pro Bowl quarterback practiced

Thursday, after taking another Wednesday off to rest a sore

throwing shoulder. He will start Sunday at Houston.

The shoulder that had been paining him got worse last weekend on

a tackle at the end of a scramble against San Francisco.

Hasselbeck has missed 2 1/2 games this season with broken ribs.

He missed nine games last year with a bad back.

He says he understands his health is an issue because he is a

quarterback, but he wishes everyone would stop talking about it. He

calls it “really annoying.”

He says this is not his most painful season. That was 2001, his

first as Seattle’s starter.