Seattle coach Pete Carroll told the media Monday that Lynch has had an MRI and will re-evaluated later in the week. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the injury to Lynch's hamstring is considered minor, per a source informed of his condition.
Lynch went into the game as a game-time decision with a lingering calf issue, but the Seahawks ruled out their workhorse running back with the hamstring injury by halftime. He finished with just 14 yards on five carries.
Coach Pete Carroll said after the game that the injury is nothing to worry about.
"We've checked it all out, and there is nothing to be alarmed by," Carroll said. "So we'll just have to wait and see."
It's not a good sign that Lynch went into the game with one injury and left with another, which could suggest that he is beat up and has overall body fatigue. If the Seahawks went to get their offense in a nice rhythm against more competitive opponents than the Bears, they'll need Beast Mode to be at full strength.
Here are other injuries we are tracking:
The Bills did get some positive news to start Week 4. Rapoport reported that after tests Monday morning, Sammy Watkins was diagnosed with a mild calf strain and will be day-to-day, per a source informed of the injury. Bills coach Rex Ryan said it's possible Watkins won't play in Week 4 versus the Giants.
- Rapoport reported Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso, who suffered a partially torn ACL a few weeks ago, will get a final opinion from Dr. James Andrews on Monday. Rapoport added the injury could keep Alonso out a few weeks or it could require a re-do of the ACL surgery and knock him out for the remainder of the season.
- Panthers coach Ron Rivera said linebacker Luke Kuechly is moving up in the concussion protocol. Rivera is hopeful the team will receive good news regarding Kuechly's status on Tuesday. Defensive end Charles Johnson is out for the Panthers' Week 4 matchup against the Buccaneers with a hamstring injury.