BY Art Thiel 01:02PM 11/22/2015

Seahawks Lynch out of 49ers game: Ab strain

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch was held out of the game with the 49ers Sunday due to a continuing problem with a strained muscle in his abdomen. He was included on the team’s seven-player list of inactives issued before the game, which also included LB Bruce Irvin (knee) and WR Paul Richardson (hamstring).

Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that he thought Lynch would be available, just as he was against Arizona after being listed as questionable when he developed the strain in practice the previous Thursday.

“I expect the result to be the same,” Carroll said. “But we were treating him all day today again. We’re really trying to take care of him and make sure he’s right.”

Carroll said Lynch’s status was, “questionable with a positive bend.”

That makes three games Lynch has missed this season. The absence in the previous two from a strained hamstring.

In Santa Clara a month ago against the 49ers, he had his only 100-yard game of the season, with 122 yards on 27 carries.

Saturday, the Seahawks released RB Bryce Brown, leaving them with two running backs Sunday, rookie Thomas Rawls, who started, and 12-year veteran Fred Jackson.

Seattle’s other inactives were CB Tye Smith, C Drew Nowak, OL Kristjan Sokoli and DL A.J. Francis, all healthy.

San Francisco Friday put QB Colin Kaepernick on injured reserve with a left (non-throwing) shoulder that will require surgery. Backup Blaine Gabbert made his second start. Also out for the 49ers is RB Carlos Hyde.



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