Marshawn Lynch (sports hernia) has surgery, could return late in season

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Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) out for month
Wednesday November 25th, 2015

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia on Wednesday and could return late in the season, head coach Pete Carroll said.

Lynch, 29, will remain on the active roster, with the hope being he misses 3-4 weeks and can rejoin the team this year.

Lynch met with specialist Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia on Monday, who confirmed that his abdominal injury would require surgery.

The nine-year veteran missed the team’s Week 11 win over the 49ers, and was ruled out for this week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Peyton Manning expected to miss at least two games

Rookie Thomas Rawls, who has filled in on a few occasions for Lynch this season due to injury, will continue to see increased action in the Seattle backfield with Lynch out. He rushed for 309 yards and a touchdown last week, adding three catches for 46 yards and another score.

The Seahawks remain in the playoff chase at 5–5 and host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

- Kenny Ducey

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