Seau questionable for Jacksonville game

Updated: October 6, 2003, 1:59 PM ET

DAVIE, Fla. -- Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau has a strained left hamstring and initially will be listed as questionable for Miami's game at Jacksonville.

Seau underwent tests Monday for an injury that happened in the fourth quarter of the Dolphins' 23-10 win over the New York Giants on Sunday.

Coach Dave Wannstedt said Monday that Seau will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

"Junior's gotten better every week. He had 16 tackles (against New York)," Wannstedt said. "I think he's getting more comfortable with the defense and he'll continue to get better."

Seau missed three games with San Diego last season because of an ankle injury and had a career-low 84 tackles, but still made the Pro Bowl for the 12th year in a row.

If Seau can't play Sunday, Tommy Hendricks would start, Wannstedt said. Hendricks has made only one start at linebacker in his four seasons with the Dolphins, but is Miami's special teams captain.

"I've just got to prepare like I'll be the starter this week," Hendricks said. "If Junior can't go, I've got to be ready to play."

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