But Rawls was back to practicing fully this week, and Carroll said he expects the second-year back to be busy Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers.
"He’ll get the ball quite a bit in this ballgame, and we will not restrict him at all," Carroll said. "He’s ready to go, and we’ll see how it goes."
In his first game back from a fibula injury in Week 12, Rawls played 39 snaps. It was more than the team had planned, but C.J. Prosise went down with an injury. The workload took a toll on Rawls' body, given that he hadn't played since Week 2, and the coaches took it easy on him in practice the following week.