The Seahawks rode 255 total yards of offense from Thomas Rawls to a 29-13 victory over the 49ers on Sunday afternoon and they may be riding Rawls a lot longer.
Marshawn Lynch was inactive as a result of the abdominal injury that led to a questionable tag on the final injury report of the week and coach Pete Carroll said, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com, after the game that Lynch will go to Philadelphia on Monday to meet with Dr. William Meyers. Meyers frequently treats players who are suffering from sports hernia injuries and Carroll said that injury has not been ruled out.
If Lynch is diagnosed with a sports hernia, surgery would be a possibility and Lynch’s absence would be an extended one.
Rawls’s presence makes that thought less scary than it might be in other years or with other teams. If he continues to thrive, it could also make the Seahawks likelier to move on without Lynch in 2016 although there’s still plenty to play out before anything will be written in stone on any front.