Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls provided an update on his recovery from last year's season-ending ankle injury while at Richard Sherman's celebrity softball game Sunday, noting that he is running and cutting on the ankle he broke in last year's win at Baltimore.
"Rehab is going phenomenal," Rawls said. "Running, cutting, working hard to get back out there. I'm looking forward to being out there the first week. Rehab has been going phenomenal this whole offseason. I didn't have a break because I've got to work 10 times harder. I'm excited to come back."
Most notably, Rawls answered, "most definitely" when asked if he expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Already this offseason Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had said he expects that both Rawls and Jimmy Graham (knee) will be ready for the start of the regular season, but their status for training camp has been less certain, with Carroll stating in May that the team will "ease into training camp" with both players.
"We won't rush them at that time," Carroll said. "So we'll use all of that six weeks or something in there that we can take advantage of."
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman held his fourth annual celebrity softball game at Seattle's Safeco Field on Sunday, July 10 to benefit his Blanket Coverage Foundation, which provides school supplies and clothing to students in low-income communities.