Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch sat out of Sunday’s game against the 49ers with what NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports could be a sports hernia.
Lynch will meet with a specialist Monday and if he does have a hernia, surgery will be necessary and he could be done for the rest of the regular season.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the appointment with the specialist was planned prior to Lynch sitting out on Sunday.
“He tried,” Carroll said after Sunday’s win, via NFL.com. “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.”
Seahawks fans are likely somewhat comforted after watching Lynch’s rookie stand-in Thomas Rawls with a 30-carry, 209-yard performance against the Niners. At least the team is in good hands while Beast Mode is out.