Friday physical is critical for Mike Wahle

As Mike Sando of points out, Friday could be an important day for veteran Seahawks guard Mike Wahle.

Wahle, per Sando, has been struggling to recover from a shoulder injury.  If the 32-year-old fails a physical on Friday, he could be forced to miss the season — or simply call it a career.

The eleven-year veteran, who got his start as a second-round supplemental draft pick of the Packers in 1998, signed with the Seahawks in 2008.  He was supposed to plug the hole created when Steve Hutchinson defected to Minnesota in 2006, but Wahle managed only ten games before the injury drove him out of the lineup.

He’s due to make $3.2 million in base salary this season.

Wahle will be replaced by rookie second-rounder Max Unger, and possibly by veteran Cory Withrow, who could sign with the Seahawks on Sunday.