Report: Seahawks WR Hackett out indefinitely

Sep 11, 2007 - 1:09 AM KIRKLAND, Washington (Ticker) -- Seattle Seahawks starting wide receiver D.J. Hackett will be sidelined indefinitely with a high sprain of his right ankle, coach Mike Holmgren told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Monday.

Hackett was injured in the Seahawks' season-opening 20-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Holmgren told the newspaper he was unsure how much time Hackett will miss, because the medical staff isn't sure. Typically, players miss from four to six weeks with a high ankle sprain.

Hackett has just earned the starting job this season, after blossoming in 2006, when he hauled in 45 catches for 610 yards and four touchdowns.

Nate Burleson, who was signed by the Seahawks to a seven-year, $49 million contract prior to the 2006 season, will replace Hackett in the starting lineup.






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