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Carroll's thoughts on Sidney Rice's injury

Thanks to AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley for passing along comments from Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll regarding the reported torn labrum receiver Sidney Rice is dealing with:

"He practiced last week and did a nice job. He ran routes with us. We didn't hit him or bang him at all, but he had pads on and practiced with us. We just need to see if he continues to respond. He's got a sore shoulder now, and we've got to make sure he's right before he comes back. He's got some damage in his shoulder. We're trying to figure out how he can come back …

"The labrum issues are all different. He's responding really well. We need to see if he's ready to go. This will be a big week for us to test him. He was about 80 percent last week, I would think. If you would watch practice, you would think he could play. We didn't hit him and knock him around, so we won't know until we get more active with him in practice. We'll know more this week."

Jamison was at the Seahawks' game in Pittsburgh on Sunday. Earlier in the day, Fox's Jay Glazer reported that Rice was dealing with a torn labrum. Some players can play through labrum injuries. Others require surgery.

Note: Technical issues prevented multiple blog items from posting until recently. I'm writing a Cardinals-related column from FedEx Field while watching San Francisco hold a 21-14 lead over Dallas in the third quarter.