O-line coach Tom Cable returns to practice
Posted by Danny O'Neil
RENTON -- Offensive line coach Tom Cable wasn't totally back on his feet. He watched most of Friday's practice while sitting in a motorized cart.
That he was at practice at all was incredible considering he underwent major back surgery on Monday after experiencing numbness in one of his legs.
"This is a miraculous recovery for this guy," coach Pete Carroll said. "He had major, major surgery just a couple days ago."
Cable was released from the hospital on Thursday, returned to watch practice on Friday and is expected to be at Sunday's game, though he will be watching from the coaches' box upstairs in the stadium and not on the sidelines.
"He'll do his best Coach Paterno thing," Carroll said, "and coach from the box if he can. It's great to have him back out."
Cable was able to watch practiceWednesday as staffer Ben Malcolmson used an iPad2 and a wireless connection to transmit footage of the practice to Cable via Skype. There was even a moment at a team meeting when Cable used that same connection to deliver a message to the team, which was broadcast in the auditorium.
"All you could see was his big mug up there, talking to the team," Carroll said. "We held the microphone up to the camera there and all that."
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