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Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll: Running Back Marshawn Lynch "Feels Like He Can Play" vs San Francisco 49ers

Key takeaways from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's Friday morning conversation on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.


Pete Carroll joined KIRO Radio 97.3 FM's Dori Monson on Friday morning to share a couple injury updates and preview his team's upcoming meeting with the San Francisco 49ers, a game that's set for 1:25 p.m. PT this Sunday, Nov. 22 at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.

The Seahawks head coach said running back Marshawn Lynch, who has sat out the first two days of practice this week with an abdomen injury that had him listed as questionable for last week's game, is "day to day" but "feels like he can play" this week against the Niners.

"It's really day to day," Carroll said of Lynch, who ran a season-high 27 times for 122 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's 20-3 Week 7 win over San Francisco. "He's getting work done, he's really getting a ton of treatment all day, every day, and so we're not quite sure.

"He feels like he can play, though, and he's the best indicator of this. He does feel like he's going to be able to play."

The other injury update Carroll shared was on cornerback Jeremy Lane, who returned to practice recently after starting the year on the physically unable to perform list following arm and knee injuries he suffered in Super Bowl XLIX.

"Really cheering for him to get back out, but we'll see," Carroll said of Lane, who still must be added to the 53-man active roster before playing in Sunday's game. "We're going day to day with him to see how he responds to the workload during the week and see how he is at the end of the week. We have another week to hold him back if we choose to. I'd really like him to go and he wants to go, so we'll see if we can pull that together by the end of it, by Sunday."

The Niners (3-6) enter the Pacific Northwest fresh off of a Week 10 bye and following a 17-16 Week 9 win over the Atlanta Falcons, a game that saw the San Francisco defense give up just 17 yards rushing and Blaine Gabbert replace Colin Kaepernick as the team's starting quarterback. Gabbert completed 15 of 25 passes for 185 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in what was the former first-round draft pick's first start since 2013 with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"We're facing them at their best right now and Blaine Gabbert took over," Carroll said. "He had a really good game. He moved well and ran well and completed enough passes and was able to make enough plays to complement that great defensive game they played, and get a great win over the Falcons."

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