Hasselbeck returns to practice for Seahawks

BY foxsports • December 16, 2009

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.

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