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Marshawn Lynch undergoes abdominal surgery; expected to be out 3-4 weeks

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RENTON, Wash — Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said running back Marshawn Lynch had surgery Wednesday morning in Philadelphia for a sports-related hernia.

Lynch traveled to Philadelphia on Monday to meet with Dr. William Meyers.

“[Marshawn Lynch] had the surgery and he’s going to stay back east for a few days. The doctor said it went well,” Carroll said in a news conference.

Carroll said he is not counting Beast Mode out for the rest of the regular season. He is optimistic for a 3-4 week recovery.

Lynch will stay on the active roster for a potential late-season return.

Lynch was inactive for last week’s win over San Francisco and played through the injury two weeks ago in a loss to Arizona.

Lynch missed 2½ games earlier this season with a hamstring injury. Rookie Thomas Rawls has filled in and ran for 209 yards last week against San Francisco, the second-best performance in franchise history.