SEATTLE, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- An astounding amount of NFL injuries has tempered fans this season.
Adding to the pile of banged-up talent is Marshawn Lynch. The Seattle Seahawks running back is now ailing with a sports hernia injury. Lynch sat out Sunday's 29-13 victory against the San Francisco 49ers.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Lynch, 29, would go to Philadelphia to have his abdominal injury looked at by Dr. William Meyers.
If Meyers confirms the sports hernia diagnosis, and Lynch has surgery, he would miss the remainder of the season, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
If Dr. Meyers confirms Marshawn Lynch has a sports hernia, as feared, surgery comes quickly. He could be out the rest of the regular season— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 23, 2015
Lynch's timetable for recovery would be around six weeks.
Carroll not expecting Lynch to be available Sunday vs Steelers. Again, won't know more until meets with specialist tomorrow. #Seahawks— Liz Mathews 710 ESPN (@Liz_Mathews) November 23, 2015Advertisement
"He tried," Carroll told USA Today. "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 says RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is on his way to Philadelphia to be evaluated.— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) November 23, 2015
Rookie Thomas Rawls played in Lynch's place Sunday, scoring twice and rushing for 209 yards.
Carroll said Lynch's abdominal injury worsened late in the game against Arizona but was able to play through it. #Seahawks— Liz Mathews 710 ESPN (@Liz_Mathews) November 23, 2015
710 ESPN's Liz Mathews tweeted Tuesday: "Carroll not expecting Lynch to be available Sunday vs Steelers. Again, won't know more until meets with specialist tomorrow. #Seahawks"
Lynch has 111 carries for 417 yards and three touchdowns this season. Rawls has 604 yards and two scores this season.