Before the Seattle Seahawks hit the field Wednesday to begin preparation for their regular season road opener against the Green Bay Packers, head coach Pete Carroll shared the following injury updates:
Third-year running back Thomas Rawls, who has missed time recently because of a lingering high-ankle sprain, is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers according to Carroll.
"We're going to see if we can move him up as we go through the week," Carroll said.
"He's really close, he practiced Monday. We're trying to get him back and we'll see how it goes."
Carroll said they have decided on who will be the starter but wouldn't reveal who is getting the nod just yet. In case Rawls is unable to go, Eddie Lacy will be more than ready to go in the backfield against his former team.
"First off, he's ready. He's had a great run with us getting to this point. He's done everything we've asked of him, for weeks and weeks he's made every practice. He's been able to do everything, every rep that we've offered him. He's conditioned well. He's prepared to play … he's ready for a full load."
Additionally, Carroll said running back C.J. Prosise (groin) is 100 percent headed into Sunday.
Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett hasn't officially been ruled active for Sunday's game but Carroll said Lockett is ready to go and the team will practice this week anticipating he'll be on the field.
"We'll do it one day at a time here, but he had a good day Monday, he feels great today," Carroll said. "I'm really fired up for him, he's had to be patient and he's not a very patient kid. He's chomping at the bit. He's got a good light about him. Today he's ready to go and we'll put these days together with the thought that he's going to be able to play and going to be an integral part of what happens on gameday."
On Monday, Carroll said if Lockett plays he will re-occupy his duties as a return man.
"If Tyler can go he'll return for us," he said.
- When asked which players will miss practice on Wednesday, Carroll only noted linebacker Michael Wilhoite, who is nursing a calf injury.
Take a look at the Green Bay Packers players you can expect to see when the Seattle Seahawks take the field in Week 1 at Lambeau Field.