Report: Marshawn Lynch (sports hernia) could miss rest of season

USA Today - [Full Article]

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch could be forced to sit the rest of the season with a sports hernia, according to one published report on Monday.

Lynch was in street clothes on the sidelines for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. After the Seahawks’ 29-13 victory, Seattle coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Lynch would travel to Philadelphia to get an abdominal injury checked out by Dr. William Meyers, a surgeon who specialized in sports hernias.

While Carroll said the exact determination of Lynch’s injury hadn’t been determined, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that it’s believed Lynch has a sports hernia. If Meyers confirms the diagnosis, Lynch would have surgery and be lost for the season.

Fantasy Impact: 

Apparently Lynch played through the injury back in Week 10 with a questionable status, which popped up on the injury report late in the week. He was questionable again leading up to Week 11's game before sitting out, so this report certainly seems to have some weight behind it. Thomas Rawls would fill in if Lynch misses any time and is a must-get if still on waiver wires.

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