Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will miss Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a hamstring injury. Lynch returned to practice this week after missing Week 4 with the same injury, but the team elected to hold him out for this game rather than wait to see how his hamstring would respond before the game on Sunday.
Hamstring injuries are notorious for being among the worst injuries to come back from early, as chances of re-injury are very high. Prior to the Seahawks announcing Lynch would be out, many reported Lynch would be a game-time decision.
Unfortunately, Fred Jackson is also on the injury report, and is listed as questionable. He's been improving in practice after being rolled up on in Week 4, but he remains a question mark heading into the game against the Bengals. Against the Detroit Lions in Week 4, the Seahawks went with Thomas Rawls as the primary running back.
Rawls had 17 carries for 48 yards in that game. The previous week, he had 16 carries for 104 yards against the Chicago Bears. So he's had one good game and one below average game, but the Seahawks will still likely give him the start against the Bengals. If Jackson plays, he will likely get some touches, but expect Rawls to be the primary ball-carrier in that game.