Marshawn Lynch is one of the top running backs in the NFL, but the Seattle Seahawks haven’t had him for the past couple of weeks due to injury issues. That being said, it appears that he is good to go for the Seahawks’ Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Carroll says of Marshawn Lynch "he should be ready to go.''Should practice full go Thursday and Friday.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 14, 2015
This is obviously good news for the Seahawks, as the offense has struggled throughout the last couple of weeks. Thomas Rawls has stepped up in Lynch’s absence, but he doesn’t have the type of impact capability that Lynch does. He certainly doesn’t strike fear in opposing defenses like Lynch does.
So far this season, Lynch has carried the football 38 times for 128 yards and no touchdowns. He has been hobbled by injuries all season long and there are quite a few concerns that he could deal with injuries moving forward this year even though he’s back.
At 29 years old, there is a good chance that Lynch could call it a career at some point in the next two or three seasons.
That being said, it will be good to see him back on the field in Week 6. Seattle has to bounce back after a tough loss against the Cincinnati Bengals on the road, although Carolina is looking to get revenge on the Seahawks for knocking them out of the playoffs last season. It won’t be easy to pick up a win this week, but having Lynch back on the field certainly helps their cause.
Expect to see Lynch start this week and put up decent production against a tough Carolina defense.