Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch won’t play in Monday’s game against the Detroit Lions because of a hamstring injury.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs the ball as Chicago Bears outside linebacker Jared Allen (69) reaches for a tackle attempt while being blocked by Seahawks’ tight end Cooper Helfet, left, in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, September 27, 2015, in Seattle. On Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Lynch’s status for Monday should be considered 50/50. He was dealing with a calf injury entering that game.
The Seahawks then turned to rookie Thomas Rawls.
The Seahawks offense also has been questionable to start this season, having yet to score a touchdown in the opening half in each of the first three games. The Detroit game will mark only the second time Lynch will sit since he joined the Seahawks in 2010, and the first time since 2011.
“If he can make it and he can pop out of it, we could go with him”, Carroll said. “You just can’t see it, but we can”. “We can fix that a little bit earlier, so we’re working at it”. Lynch had just five carries before leaving because of a hamstring injury.
Keep checking back for more information. Russell Wilson’s completion percentage is 70.3 (71-692) with four touchdowns and two interceptions. The Seahawks are 1-12 on third down in the past two games after going 4-4 in the first half against St. Louis. If he can’t go, or is limited in any way Monday night, who does Seattle turn to and how does it affect their offense?
It’s also hard to overstate what Chancellor means from a leadership standpoint both in terms of his locker-room presence, as well as his ability to communicate on the field, so whether or not he makes a number of plays Monday, he’s helping the defense be better.
“He aggravated his hamstring in a different area than anything that he had felt the week before”, Carroll said.