RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks declared running back Julius Jones ready to start again Friday, the same day that his backup was hurt during practice.
Seahawks coach Jim Mora said Jones has recovered from the bruised lung that kept him out of the last 2½ games and had him coughing up blood Nov. 15 at Arizona.
"He's good to go," Mora said after Jones completed a week of practice and was listed as probable to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers (5-6).
Mora had said this week that Jones would remain the starting running back when he was cleared to play. That was even though backup Justin Forsett had two 100-yard games in the three weeks that Jones has been injured.
Then Friday, Forsett was hurt near the end of practice. He is questionable against the 49ers with a quadriceps injury.
Mora described the injury as a "tweak."
Forsett, a seventh-round draft pick out of California last year, ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries -- all career highs -- last weekend as Seattle (4-7) won at St. Louis.
Forsett said he told trainers that his leg was bothering him Friday only as a precaution. Forsett added that if it had been a game, he would have played on, and he said he should be fine to face the 49ers.
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