Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a foot injury, putting his availability for Sunday’s playoff game against the Falcons in doubt.
There is now no doubt.
Lynch practiced on a limited basis on Friday, and coach Pete Carroll said that Lynch will play, via our own Curtis Crabtree, who otherwise works for KJR radio in Seattle.
Specifically, Carroll said Lynch looked fine. Of course, if he were fine, Lynch wouldn’t have been limited in practice.
It’s as unclear whether Lynch’s availability will be limited as it was that he even injured the foot in the first place. He showed no signs of injury during the 24-14 win over the Redskins.
That said, the foot is a fairly important appendage for a running back. If Lynch is slowed at all by the injury, it’ll mean more opportunities for rookie Robert Turbin and more pressure on quarterback Russell Wilson.