Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander hopes to play Sunday, after all. The NFL's reigning most valuable player is crediting the power of prayer for possibly healing the cracked bone in his left foot. The foot stopped hurting Tuesday and word spread as Alexander began alerting friends and family. Alexander's brother, Durran, confirmed this today and said his famous brother plans to undergo additional tests today. These stories are rare but not without precedent. Reggie White credited prayer for healing his injured hamstring, allowing him to play for the Green Bay Packers in 1995. We'll presumably hear more about this if and when Alexander addresses reporters later in the day. Coach Mike Holmgren will provide the latest information at his press conference today (noon PDT). The team will still determine whether Alexander plays against the Bears on Sunday. The MRI exam he underwent earlier in the week showed a very small crack. If that has cleared up, it's conceivable that Alexander could play this week. At the very least, it sounds like he could be a fast healer. Stay tuned.