According to a published report on Monday, the Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch might miss the rest of the season with a sports hernia.
Marshawn Lynch Sports Hernia Injury Update
Marshawn Lynch wasn’t in his uniform for the Seahawks (5-5) 29-13 win over their divisional rival, the San Francisco 49ers (3-7) on Sunday. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, informed reporters that Lynch would be traveling to Philadelphia this week to meet with Dr. William Meyers, a surgeon who specializes in sports hernias.
Even though Carroll stated that the exact determination of Lynch’s injury had yet to be determined, Ian Rapoport Rapoport of the NFL Network reported on Monday morning that Lynch’s injury is believed to be a sports hernia. If Dr. Meyers does indeed confirm this diagnosis, Lynch would then require surgery and effectively putting an end to his season.
“He tried,” Carroll said after the Seahawks victory on Sunday. “We rested him all week and we rehabbed him all week long. Really the first we took a real look at was out here in pregame, and he just couldn’t get going.”
There might be some hope that Lynch could return this season if indeed he does have a sports hernia.
“I think Dr. Meyers has seen players come back in four weeks, sometimes,” orthopedic surgeon Mark Adickes told USA TODAY Sports. “It seems like its usually six when guys get back on the field, but certainly he could be back for the playoffs.”
Mark Adickes is a former NFL player and an ESPN medical expert who has said players who suffer from a sports hernia “aren’t at any major risk if they keep playing, but the pain can be servere enough to where it effects their ability to play effectively.”
In any case, it looks like the Seahawks rookie running back Thomas Rawls, will be seeing more of the field going forward. Rawls had a big game against the 49ers on Sunday, carrying the ball 30 times for 209 yards with a touchdown as well as catching three passes for 46 yards and another touchdown. For the season, Rawls has rushed for 604 yards.