Report: Marshawn Lynch may need season-ending surgery

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SEATTLE — NFL insiders are reporting that Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch may have a sports hernia which would require surgery, and that could keep Beast Mode on the sidelines for the rest of the season.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said in a post-game news conference Sunday that Lynch would be heading to Philadelphia to meet with a specialist.

“We’re going to try to take care of him, he’s going to make a trip to go see (a specialist) out in Philadelphia to see if we can figure out what’s going on,” Carroll said Sunday after the game. “It’s an abdominal issue, there’s a lot going on there, so we’ve got to see what that all means.”

Lynch was originally listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, but he did not play due to an “abdominal injury.”

“We rested him all week and we rehabbed him all week-long. Really the first time we took a real look at was out here in pregame, and he just couldn’t get going,” Carroll said.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says Lynch is meeting with Dr. William Meyers on Tuesday, and the belief is that Lynch is dealing with a sports hernia.

If surgery is necessary, the hope is that Lynch would be ready to go by the playoffs.

Q13 FOX Sports Director Aaron Levine said Pete Carroll was scheduled to address the media at 3 p.m. Monday.

Thomas Rawls started in place of Lynch on Sunday, and racked up the 2nd most rushing yards in team history.

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