Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was a full participant in practice again on Thursday, which would seem another strong indication he will be ready to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers in an NFC divisional playoff game.

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch again was a full participant in practice Thursday, which would seem to be another strong indication that he will be ready to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers in an NFC divisional playoff game.

Lynch was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice as well. And the fact that he was able to practice both days is a big step in the right direction, as the team said it wanted to see how Lynch would recover the next day from work the previous day.

Lynch also practiced fully all three days last week and then decided after Friday’s practice that he was not ready. He stayed behind as the team traveled to Minnesota for a 10-9 wild-card playoff win.

But the fact that Lynch has been able to again practice fully both days this week on top of the work from last week would seem to increase the chances he will play against the Panthers.

In fact, the Seahawks seem pretty healthy, as only one player — fullback Will Tukuafu — appears in danger of not being ready for the game.

Tukuafu did not take part in Thursday’s practice due to a hamstring injury, the only player not to participate.

Defensive lineman Michael Bennett was listed as a limited participant because of his chronic toe injury, but being limited or out has been par for the course this season, and Bennett has not missed a game.

Everybody else was a full participant, including tight end Luke Willson, who appears on the mend after missing the past two games because of a concussion.

Carolina had just two players who were not full participants — running back and returner Fozzy Whittaker and defensive end Kony Ealy. Ealy sat out because of an illness and is expected to play. Whittaker, battling an ankle injury, is not expected to play, the only player on Carolina’s current 53-man active roster who isn’t expected to suit up.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said the uncertainty over Lynch’s status does not change the preparation for the game.

“Well obviously any time you have Marshawn it’s a great thing,” Wilson said. “He’s a great football player. Nobody really runs like him at all, and hopefully we can have him out there on the field. But as teammates we want him to be healthy, we want him to feel like he’s ready to go. We get to play this game, this game is such a physical game, especially the way he plays. He’s one of a kind. We still prepare the same way. We still prepare to win. We still prepare to have great foresight into what’s going on in the game and have great preparation.”

Wilson said the team’s game plan is the same with or without Lynch.

“I doesn’t alter the plan in terms of our plays and stuff, if that’s what you mean,” Wilson said. “But obviously when he’s in there, I definitely think their defense has to really be in tune with ‘OK, Marshawn’s in the game,’ one of those things. So hopefully he can play this week. We’ll have to see.”