No Beast Mode: Marshawn Lynch ruled out for Sunday’s game at Cincinnati
RENTON, Wash. — Running back Marshawn Lynch has been ruled out for the Seahawks game at the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, the team announced Friday.
It marks the second straight week the that the Pro Bowl running back will miss a Seahawks game.
Lynch, who is battling a hamstring injury, was a limited participant in practice Thursday, but the Seahawks decided Friday to hold him out for another game.
“He actually did get a little work, and he is running very well, however, it’s just two weeks now and he’s just getting over it,” coach Pete Carroll said. “We’ve seen some guys around the league try to come back; he could try to come back and play, but we think he’d be vulnerable. He needs another weekend to get through it, then by next week, by Wednesday or something, we think we can get him going again. He’s just about over the hump. He has worked very diligently to get it done, so we’re just going to have to wait a couple more days.
“He’s very close, but we can’t guarantee he would make it through the game, so that means we’d be set back again, so we’re just going to wait it out and see if we can get him right next week.”
Lynch was held out of Monday night’s game against the Detroit Lions because of a nagging hamstring injury.
Rookie running back Thomas Rawls will start Sunday, as he is the only healthy back on the roster as of Friday. Carroll also said that running back Fred Jackson, who was injured in the Detroit game, is doing better than they initially thought with his high ankle sprain and that he has a chance to play Sunday.