Lynch underwent sports hernia surgery Wednesday and will be out three to four weeks, the Seattle Times reports. Coach Pete Carroll didn't rule out that Lynch could be done for the season, but he said doctors were "very optimistic" that they fixed the issue and that Lynch can return quickly. Thomas Rawls will start while Lynch is out.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Lynch underwent sports hernia surgery Wednesday morning. While the Seahawks have yet to confirm the reported procedure, Rapoport suggests that the "hope is for (a) late December" return for Lynch. Look for the team to address the running back's situation later Wednesday, though for now it looks safe to assume that Thomas Rawls will have an opportunity to head the Seahawks' ground game in the coming weeks.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is expected to need "a couple weeks to see how he does" and "to see if he can recover" from his abdominal injury, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. While the Seahawks have not provided official word as to Lynch's status following his visit to a specialist, it sounds like they may be content to ride it out for a few weeks and see if Lynch can avoid sports hernia surgery. Schefter reported earlier Tuesday that Lynch will likely miss Week 12. Thomas Rawls is locked in as the primary running back for Seattle while Lynch is out.
The Seahawks aren't expecting Lynch (abdomen) to suit up Sunday against the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Lynch is slated for an examination Tuesday with a sports hernia specialist in Philadelphia, where he'll learn the extent of his abdominal injury. Ultimately, the doctor's decision will have ramifications in both the short and long term, with surgery likely ending his season. In any case, he'll likely be sidelined this Sunday, thereby handing another start to Thomas Rawls.
Lynch (abdomen) is traveling to Philadelphia to be evaluated by Dr. William C. Meyers , the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Stephen Cohen reports. Dr. Meyers, a sports hernia expert, evaluated Jacksonville's Allen Hurns last week. Hurns has remained effective while playing through his hernia, and Lynch is presumably dealing with the same injury. Lynch played well in a Week 10 loss to the Cardinals, but he was then inactive for Sunday's win over the 49ers. Surgery would likely rule him out for the rest of the season, though he presumably still hopes it can be avoided, or at least put off until the offseason. Fill-in starter Thomas Rawls erupted for 255 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's game, with Fred Jackson adding 22 yards on just six touches.
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