RENTON -- Matt Hasselbeck, the Seahawks' sore-kneed quarterback, is likely out for Sunday's must-win game against the Green Bay Packers, coach Mike Holmgren said Friday.
That means No. 3 QB Charlie Frye will start, because backup Seneca Wallace is nursing a sore calf. Wallace is expected to be the backup.
"He's restricted, and we're just not going to put him at risk out there," Holmgren said of Hasselbeck.
Hasselbeck hyperextended his knee early in last week's loss to the New York Giants. He was expected to practice Friday and play against the Packers, but his knee has not responded to treatment.
"Matt still can't do much with his leg," Holmgren said. "It's not ligaments, it's not anything like that. It's just sore."
Holmgren stopped short of completely ruling Hasselbeck out, saying it would be a game-day decision. But Hasselbeck playing seems like a long shot.
"I have got to feel like he's not too vulnerable out there," Holmgren said.
With Hasselbeck out and Wallace practicing for the first time Friday, Frye got all the snaps with the Seahawks offense this week.
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