Marshawn Lynch has had a tough season so far. Lynch has failed to meet expectations as he approaches his 30th birthday. Lynch suffered an abdominal injury that has seemed to limit him for a large portion of this season.
As it turns out Lynch may have suffered a sports hernia and may need surgery. The Seahawks are not ruling out anything when it comes to the Lynch injury as he is due to see specialist, Dr. William C. Meyers, who should provide a clearer picture of Lynch's future.
The big issue with Lynch was that he lacked the explosiveness to make a significant impact running the ball for the Seahawks and was eventually declared inactive. The Seahawks saw a possible future star in Thomas Rawls who stepped in for Lynch as he has several times already this season. Rawls rushed for 209 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Lynch could potentially be released by the Seahawks prior to the 2016 season as the Seahawks could save around $6.5 million in cap space. The Seahawks have struggled offensively all season and Lynch's injury should make things a lot worse as they head down the final stretch of the season.