Seahawks tailback Marshawn Lynch was scheduled for an MRI Monday on his ailing hamstring and coach Pete Carroll says it's too early to know if he will be available for next Monday's game against the Detroit Lions.
Seattle tailback Marshawn Lynch was scheduled to have an MRI on his ailing hamstring Monday, coach Pete Carroll said during his regular day-after-game meeting with the media.
Carroll confirmed Lynch injured the hamstring while making a catch on a fourth-down play in the second quarter (pictured above) of Sunday’s 26-0 win over the Chicago Bears.
Lynch did not play in the second half, finishing with just five carries for 14 yards.
Lynch also had issues with his calf and neck during the week but Carroll said the hamstring is the most significant issue at the moment. Carroll said Lynch also had an MRI on his calflast week.
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“Today we are looking at the hamstring, yeah,” Carroll said. “I think the calf thing is resolving.”
Carroll said the team probably won’t know until Friday what Lynch’s status will be for Monday’s game against Detroit. Playing on Monday means the team has an extra day of rest this week and also starts its regular practice schedule a day later.
“We are taking care of him and rehabbing him,” Carroll said. “His hamstring seemed to bother him a little bit in the middle of the game so we are going to just take care of that. Fortunately we have an extra day, helps a little bit. But we really won’t know unitl we get the week started and we start practicing.”
Asked what his level of concern is on Lynch, Carroll said “we’ve got to wait and see. Got a couple of days to figure it out…. the MRI will be important when we get the results back on that.”
Undrafted rookie free agent Thomas Rawls stepped in for Lynch and finished with 104 yards on 16 carries, with 98 yards and 15 carries coming in the second half.
Carroll also said defensive tackle Brandon Mebane strained his groin in the first half when he got “in an awkward position in the pileup.” Carroll said the team will let Mebane rest for a couple of days and then see where he is. “He was getting around okay today but we’ll have to wait and see,” Carroll said.
Carroll said TE Luke Willson, who sat out with back spasms, should be good to go when the practice week begins Thursday.
He said the status of DBs Steven Terrell (hip) and Tharold Simon (toe) may not be determined until closer to game time.