Lynch likely out again, Rawls to start
RENTON, Wash. (AP) Uncertainty surrounding the health of Marshawn Lynch will likely mean rookie running back Thomas Rawls will start for a second straight week for the Seattle Seahawks.
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that it’s unlikely Lynch would be able to play this week against Pittsburgh.
Carroll is unsure of when Lynch will even play again as he deals with an abdominal injury that kept him out of Sunday’s win over San Francisco. Lynch traveled to Philadelphia and was scheduled to meet with Dr. William Meyers on Tuesday to discussion options for the lower abdominal injury, including possible surgery.
Rawls filled in quite well against the 49ers, rushing for 209 yards and a touchdown and also catching a TD pass. It was the second-best rushing day in Seahawks history, trailing only Shaun Alexander’s 266 yards in 2001.
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