RENTON, Wash. -- The player who benefited most from Mike Holmgren's 10 years in Seattle likely won't play in the final game Holmgren coaches for the Seahawks.
"I don't think it's realistic. But again, let's see," Holmgren said. "Please don't write, 'He's not going to start,' because I suppose there's a chance, but give me a couple days."
Hasselbeck has missed eight games this season, the most he's been sidelined for since becoming Holmgren's starter during the Seahawks' 2002 season. The back also has affected nerves down his legs.
In October, a specialist in Los Angeles told the 33-year-old that rest for the remainder of the season was the best idea. Hasselbeck said this month doctors have told him if nothing else happens to his back, he should be fine by Valentine's Day and will not need surgery.
Wallace had started four games in five years as Hasselbeck's backup before this season.
"I think it will be Seneca in the game," Holmgren said.
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