Sher­man’s con­di­tion ‘ques­tion­able’

The Prince George Citizen - - SPORTS - Cur­tis CRABTREE SHER­MAN

REN­TON, Wash. — Sea­hawks cor­ner­back Richard Sher­man is listed as ques­tion­able for Sun­day’s game against the San Fran­cisco 49ers with a ham­string strain.

Seat­tle coach Pete Car­roll said Friday that Sher­man would be a game-time de­ci­sion, but he sounded op­ti­mistic that Sher­man would be able to play.

“He did well to­day. He prac­ticed the whole prac­tice to­day,” Car­roll said. “He missed a cou­ple days to rest. We’ll see how he is to­mor­row all the way to game day, but he looked re­ally good.

“His at­ti­tude about be­ing in­jured and whether he can play or not is so far offthe-charts coura­geous and de­ter­mined, com­mit­ted. ... He looks like he can play and he looked good to­day.”

Of­fi­cially, Sher­man was lim­ited in prac­tice on Friday. He has started 91 straight games for Seat­tle dat­ing back to the mid­dle of the 2011 sea­son, rarely even com­ing close to miss­ing a game with an in­jury. The most press­ing sit­u­a­tion was an in­jured el­bow sus­tained in the NFC Cham­pi­onship against the Green Bay Pack­ers in Jan­uary 2015. He fin­ished that game and played two weeks later in the Su­per Bowl.

“We’re just be­ing cau­tious with him,” de­fen­sive co-or­di­na­tor Kris Richard said. “We’ll see whether or not he’s go­ing to be avail­able. I know he’s pre­par­ing as if he is and will be avail­able.”

Richard wasn’t en­ter­tain­ing the thought that Sher­man may not be able to play.

“I’m not even con­sid­er­ing that. It’s never hap­pened here,” Richard said.

Run­ning back Thomas Rawls is set to make his sea­son de­but af­ter miss­ing the team’s opener in Green Bay with a high an­kle sprain sus­tained dur­ing the pre­sea­son.

“We’re anx­ious to see him play,” Car­roll said. “And I’m hop­ing he has a re­ally good, clear op­por­tu­nity to get back in the flow of things, and he’s been such a fun player to watch and we’re re­ally ex­cited to see him back.”

Line­backer Ter­ence Garvin is doubt­ful with a shoul­der in­jury. For­mer 49ers line­backer Michael Wil­hoite, who missed the opener with a calf in­jury, would start if Garvin is un­able to play.

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