Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch missed practice for the second straight day to a lingering foot injury.
Lynch being on the injury report is not a surprise. He was listed on the report for 14 of the Seahawks 16 regular season games and again last week prior to their 24-14 win over the Washington Redskins with varying injuries. It didn’t keep Lynch from playing on Sundays as he started all 16 games for Seattle and rushed for a career-high 1,590 yards.
However, there was only one week this season when Lynch missed practice on consecutive days. Lynch missed practice Wednesday and Thursday leading up to their 28-7 win over the New York Jets in Week 10 due to back and wrist issues.
If Lynch were unable to play against the Atlanta Falcons this weekend it would be a major blow to a Seahawks offense that has hit its stride the last half of the season. Despite the progress of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, Lynch is still the driving force of the Seattle offense.
Fourth-round rookie Robert Turbin would be next in line to pick up the majority of the workload if Lynch is unable to go. Turbin has 80 carries for 354 yards and 19 receptions for 181 yards in limited duty in relief of Lynch.
Lynch was still on the field for the final offensive drive against the Redskins and didn’t appear to be noticeably affected in running for 132 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Despite missing practice this week, it still seems unlikely Lynch wouldn’t be able to play against the Falcons.