Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch got a late start to Sunday’s game and he made an early exit after hurting his hamstring, but coach Pete Carroll doesn’t sound terribly concerned about Lynch’s status for the future.
Lynch was listed as questionable for the game against the Bears because of a calf issue and coach Pete Carroll said he made a delayed entry to the game because he was “still going through the process of getting comfortable and getting ready to go” at the outset. Lynch eventually appeared with three minutes to go in the first quarter and ran the ball five times before exiting for good because of his hamstring.
“We’ve checked it all out, and there is nothing to be alarmed by, so we’ll just have to wait and see,” Carroll said, via the Seattle Times. “He tried to get out there and did a little bit of running and all but couldn’t answer it in the second half.”
Lynch owners are probably tired of this already. Thomas Rawls ran for 104 yards on 16 carries in the 26-0 win to ease any pain that might have been caused by Lynch’s early departure from the proceedings. Lynch, who hasn’t missed a game since 2011, will get an extra day to rest before the Seahawks host the Lions on Monday night in Week 4. Lynch owners may want to try and add Rawls as a backup plan.