Marshawn Lynch hasn’t played for the Seahawks since November 15 and underwent abdominal surgery on November 25. Since losing their top RB, the Seahawks received a shot in the arm in the form of an aerial attack. Russell Wilson has been near flawless through the air since losing Lynch (and not to mention backup RB, Thomas Rawls).
But Seattle hopes to be a little more well balanced when they open up their playoff season this weekend. Lynch is expected back and Pete Carroll is singing his praises already. Per ESPN:
“He’s ready to go,” Carroll said. “He’s in the program, going, working, and he’s going to keep doing his workouts here with us today and tomorrow. And Wednesday, we’re going to practice and see how he feels and how far he can take it. He’s worked out in incredibly competitive situations. He, physically, should be ready to go, but now we’ve got to translate it into football and directly to us. I’m not worried about him having any problem with the system or any of that kind of stuff. It’s been a while, but he’ll be fine. So we’ll just see if he can handle it and expect that he will.”