The Seattle Seahawks list cornerback Richard Sherman as questionable for Sunday’s Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers, but head coach Pete Carroll is optimistic Sherman will play.
The seventh-year defensive back suffered a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice both Wednesday and Thursday. But with the game two days away, it’s appearing Sherman should be a go.
“He did well today,” Carroll said Friday, per ESPN. “He practiced the whole practice … We’ll see how he is tomorrow and all the way to game day, but he looked really good.”
Carroll later said Sherman “looks like he can play.”
Not only would the Seahawks miss their ball-hawking cornerback, Sherman would have to start a new streak: Since coming into the league as a fifth-round pick in 2011, the former Stanford Cardinal has yet to miss an NFL game. He’s played in 97 with 91 coming via start.
Given that streak — and Sherman’s perseverance — it’ll be tough to keep him out of the lineup.
“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,” Carroll said. “There have always been people that heal better than others. 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.”
However, if there was any week to take off for the cornerback, it’d be Sunday. The Seahawks will host a 49ers offense that looked nothing short of lost in the 23-3 Week 1 loss to the Carolina Panthers.