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Pete Carroll: Richard Sherman "Looks Like He Can Play" vs San Francisco 49ers

Head coach Pete Carroll shares injury updates on Richard Sherman, Thomas Rawls, Terence Garvin and more as the Seahawks ready for their Week 2 game against the 49ers.

On his 66th birthday, head coach Pete Carroll met with the media following the Seahawks' final practice of Week 2 and shared a few injury updates as his team readies to face the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

"We're really looking forward to this coming home," Carroll began. "It's really fun to be back home. There's so much attention to it for us, it's just such a great thrill to play here. So looking forward to it."

Here's more of what Carroll had to say after Friday's workout:

Richard Sherman "Looks Like He Can Play"

After sitting out practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week, Richard Sherman (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant during Friday's session, but Carroll was encouraged by his progress.

"He did well today," Carroll said of the Seahawks' Pro Bowl cornerback. "He practiced the whole practice today. He missed a couple days to rest and we'll see how he is tomorrow and all the way to gameday. He looked really good."

While Sherman is officially listed as questionable against the 49ers, Carroll sounded optimistic that Sherman would be able to suit up and play a week after he battled through an injury against the Green Bay Packers.

"He felt it and he did have to play through some," Carroll noted of Sherman's Week 1 injury status at Lambeau Field. "His attitude about being injured and whether he can play or not is so far off the charts. Courageous and determined, committed, he just won't accept it. There's always been people that heal better than others and we'll see how this works out, but you couldn't ask for a guy's attitude to be more on point to heal himself. Eventually our bodies do heal and we have something to do with it.

"He looks like he can play. He looked good today."

Carroll's "Excited To See" Thomas Rawls Back

Running back Thomas Rawls (ankle), who was inactive for last week's game against the Packers, is on track to play this Sunday against San Francisco, Carroll said. 

"We're anxious to see him play and I'm hoping he has a real good, clear opportunity to get back in the flow of things," Carroll said. "He's been such a fun player to watch. We're excited to see him back. We'll see what happens."

Rawls wasn't listed on the Seahawks' game status report, another encouraging sign that the third-year back should be ready to play this weekend. Seattle's game status report only showed Sherman as questionable and starting strongside linebacker Terence Garvin (shoulder) as doubtful. 

Extra Points

  • With Garvin's status in doubt, the Seahawks could turn to veteran Michael Wilhoite, the former 49er who joined Seattle as a free agent this past offseason. When he's been healthy, Wilhoite has been in the mix at the starting strongside linebacker spot throughout training camp and preseason. "This is his first week back in some time," Carroll said of Wilhoite, who missed the regular-season opener while nursing a calf injury. "Mike got off to a great start with us and then a couple different things kept him away for some time. Very smart player, very savvy guy. He knows what he's doing. He'll play good football for us."
  • Weakside linebacker K.J. Wright (ankle) missed one practice to start the week, but Carroll said Wright should be "fine" for Sunday's game.

Here's a closer look at Friday's practice report for the Seahawks and 49ers:

Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate in Practice

LB Terence Garvin (Shoulder; Doubtful)

Limited Participation in Practice

CB Richard Sherman (Hamstring; Questionable)

Full Participation in Practice

CB Shaquill Griffin (Concussion)

S Delano Hill (Shoulder)

RB Thomas Rawls (Ankle)

LB Michael Wilhoite (Calf)

LB K.J. Wright (Ankle)

San Francisco 49ers

Did Not Participate in Practice

LB Reuben Foster (Ankle; Out)

Limited Participation in Practice

Jimmie Ward (Hamstring; Questionable)

Full Participation in Practice

TE George Kittle (Hamstring/Calf)

T Joe Staley (Not Injury Related)

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