The uncertainty about Sidney Rice's future became a topic after a report from FOX Sports Jay Glazer stating Rice has a torn labrum, and the Seahawks and Rice are hoping to postpone surgery.
But while that report provides more specifics on the nature of the injury, it doesn't change Rice's status going forward, which is that Seattle coach Pete Carroll thinks he can play in next week's home opener vs. Arizona.
"This would be a big week for us to test him," Carroll said after Sunday's game. "He was at about 80 percent last week. If you had watched practice, you would think he could play. But we didn't hit him, we didn't knock him around. We won't know until we get him more active with him in practice. We'll know more this week."
Carroll was asked specifically about the report of a torn labrum.
"He's got some damage in his shoulder," Carroll said, "and we're trying to figure out how he can come back."