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Marshawn Lynch Injury: Updates on Seahawks Star's Calf and Return

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) rushes during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Seattle Seahawks stud Marshawn Lynch was dealing with a calf injury that forced him to sit out practice on Sept. 23. However, the injury did not keep him from playing in Week 3 as he was declared active.

The emergence of various bumps and bruises has been a relatively common occurrence for one of the NFL's premier rushers.

Beast Mode ran for 1,306 yards and tied the league lead with 13 rushing touchdowns a year ago, but he was hampered by persistent back injuries. Despite those minor injury woes, the 29-year-old inked a three-year, $31 million deal back in March, $12 million of which is being paid out this season.

But considering Lynch employs one of the league's most violent running styles in order to punish defenses, it shouldn't come as a surprise he found his way onto the injury report. 

However, there never appeared to be much concern surrounding his availability for Sunday's showdown with the Chicago Bears after mustering just 114 yards on 33 attempts to date. 

With a chance to finally get on track against a defense that's surrendered 124 rushing yards per game over the season's first two weeks, Lynch is slated to explode at CenturyLink Field. Fred Jackson would operate as his primary back should the calf injury flare up. 

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