Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has left Philadelphia after starting rehab from surgery to repair an abdominal injury, but he’s not back at the team facility and it sounds like it will be a little while before the team has an idea about when he might be able to return to action.
Coach Pete Carroll didn’t say where Lynch is currently rehabbing, but said that he’s heard positive things about the running back’s progress. That progress hasn’t gotten to the point that the team’s ready to talk about a return date.
“The report’s that he’s doing really well,” Carroll said, via ESPN.com. “He’s left Philadelphia now, so we’ll see how it goes the next few weeks, see how he comes around. It’s so much to ask him to jump back after three weeks. I don’t even know how we could think that way. This is Week Three [since the surgery] starting up, so we’ll see how it goes.”
The Seahawks have won three straight games without Lynch and Thomas Rawls as the lead back, and they’ve seen Russell Wilson play his best football of the year in those contests, the story said. Wilson is 66-of-86 for 879 yards, 11 touchdowns and no interceptions in those contests, which makes it much easier to wait as long as needed for Lynch to both return to health and reintegrate himself into an offense that’s been doing just fine without him.