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Back spasms make Marshawn Lynch uncertain for opener


For all the excitement generated by rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks got some unfortunate news about an older member of the backfield Monday.

Running back Marshawn Lynch, who figured to provide a substantial set of training wheels for Wilson, is uncertain to play this week because of back spasms, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Lynch didn’t practice yesterday and hasn’t played since the second preseason game. He missed a game last year with back spasms as well.

Rookie Robert Turbin has been impressive in the preseason, but he’s the only back they have that can approach Lynch stylistically.

Unless Lynch comes back soon, that’s a heavy burden to place on another rookie, because a strong running game figured to be one of the reasons the Seahawks were comfortable making the quarterback decision they made.

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11 Responses to “Back spasms make Marshawn Lynch uncertain for opener”
  1. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 4, 2012 5:48 PM

    Leon Washington isnt too bad, use him and turbin, and wilson has even mobility to make up for it, plus they are playing the cardinals, they only need to score 10 points to beat that team, plus seahawks D is pretty good…just sayin

  2. i, flounder says: Sep 4, 2012 5:53 PM

    and lynch and his attorney blamed the injury on a result of racist back spasms. rogue racist back spasms.

  3. kylexitron says: Sep 4, 2012 5:54 PM

    Turbin makes the most sense to start, he’s a downhill runner who substitutes for Lynch nicely. Washington is a cutback runner, a decent change of pace but the O-line is predicated on zone blocking which is better for runners like Lynch and Turbin.

    However, who knows. Lynch could be good to go for the game, this is all just speculation by journalists.

  4. omeezyx says: Sep 4, 2012 6:03 PM

    Use the power of the Skittles!!

  5. 52crabcakes says: Sep 4, 2012 6:20 PM

    Marshawn, are you hanging out with Jared Gaither??

  6. goat2060 says: Sep 4, 2012 6:31 PM

    I’m so glad that I have him, AP, and MJD for my backfield for week 1

  7. osiris33 says: Sep 4, 2012 7:06 PM

    So in less than a week our rookie QB has lost his pass catching TE (Greed/stupidity by Carroll) his #2 WR (stupidity by Carroll) and his #1 RB (injury).

    Thank god we’re only playing the Cardinals.

  8. terraj35 says: Sep 4, 2012 7:23 PM

    Didn’t he get arrested for dui this offseason, too? His third?..fourth?..fifth offense since being in the league? How is he not suspended?

  9. brianbosworthisstonecold says: Sep 4, 2012 7:25 PM

    He needs to taste the rainbow.

  10. southpaw79 says: Sep 4, 2012 7:56 PM

    Last year the Cards had a pretty good defense to end the year.

    Seattle 3
    Arizona 0

  11. liddogg33 says: Sep 4, 2012 8:55 PM

    Uhhhh Marshawn has only had 2 prior incidents!! Turbin is the choice and as decent as the cardinals defense is their Oline and quarterbacks are TERRIBLE and they are playing what should figure to be a dominant top 5 seattle defense!!

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