Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is back working out with the team, coach Pete Carroll said on his radio show Monday.

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As had been expected, running back Marshawn Lynch is back working out at the Seahawks’ practice facility in Renton, coach Pete Carroll said during his regular Monday radio show on ESPN 710 Seattle.

Lynch has not played since Nov. 15 against Arizona due to an abdominal injury that required surgery on Nov. 25. But he is expected to be available when the Seahawks begin the playoffs Sunday at Minnesota.

Carroll had said on Friday he anticipated that Lynch would return on Monday. The team’s first full practice of the week is Wednesday.

Carroll said on the show the team will have to assess how Lynch does in practice before deciding on what he can do on gameday.


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“The week, we’ll go through it and see how he does and see if he’s holding up and all that,” Carroll said. “We’ll just assess it. This is not rocket science. We’re just going to go out there and play some football and see how he’s doing. I know he’s going to be in great shape and all that stuff. He’s worked his butt off to get that done, and (we) couldn’t ask for more in that regard.”

Christine Michael rushed for 102 yards on 17 carries while Bryce Brown scored a touchdown, each signed after the injuries to Lynch and Thomas Rawls.

Carroll also had no update on cornerback Jeremy Lane, who suffered an oblique strain, which was the only new injury the team suffered in Sunday’s win over Arizona, Carroll said.