Seahawks Lose a Key Hand

Seattle Seahawk defensive end Norman Hand will have surgery on his torn right bicep and will miss the rest of the season according to Head Coach Mike Holmgren.

The 325 pound Hand was acquired on draft day on hopes of bringing much needed help to the Seahawks run stop defense. "We miss him a lot. After he hurt his foot and was playing he couldn't do the things that he was doing earlier."Homgren said when asked if the team has and will miss Hand. "But any time you have a man of that size who can play the run the way he can play the run you're going to miss him."

Hand had been playing with a groin injury and a bruised toe since the exhibition season. Hand suffered the bicep injury in last weeks game against the Pittsburgh Steelers

Hand's injuries limited him to just ten tackles and one sack in six games.

Hand's injury leaves the Seahawks with a three-man rotation of Cedric Woodard, Rookie Rashad Moore and pass rush specialist John Randle.

Hand is slated to become the second defensive tackle to be put on injured reserve this year. Chad Eaton is the other tackle.

Head Coach Mike Holmgren says he will get together with the front office and look their options. "Yeah, we're going to look at that. We are going to meet the next couple of days and see if we are going to do anything. First of all, if we have to see if we need to do anything and then whom is it going to be. I couldn't tell you either way."

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