Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.
November 5, 2008 12:44 PM
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Defensive end Patrick Kerney underwent surgery on Tuesday in Alabama, and coach MIke Holmgren said it was not the worst-case scenario feared.
"It was the best news we could get," Holmgren said. "It was not major. They had to clean out a few things in there, apparently. The expectation that we will have him back to play this season."
The worry was Kerney had again suffered a torn labrum. He suffered that injury in the playoffs last season. That was not the injury that doctors discovered during the surgery.
Exactly when Kerney will be back is not certain. He remains in Alabama for the time being, but Holmgren said he could return to the team this week.
Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is expected to practice some on Wednesday as scout team quarterback, and Holmgren said the plan is that Hasselbeck could return for the home game against Arizona on Nov. 16.