Seahawks vs. Redskins injury report: Marshawn Lynch limited Wednesday with back injury

Kevin Casey

The running back dealt with the injury for most of the regular season, and there is no news to suggest that the aching back will cause him to miss the Seahawks' first-round playoff game in D.C.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was limited in Wednesday's practice in preparation for a road playoff game against the Washington Redskins, according to the team's injury report.

Lynch has been dealing with the injury since Week 1 of the regular season, but has managed to play in all 16 games and remain Seattle's offensive catalyst. He practiced in full in two out of three sessions in Week 17. The good news for Seattle is that they will enter the game against the Redskins relatively healthy, as no other players were listed on the report.

Despite being a staple on the injury report all season long, Lynch made the 2013 Pro Bowl roster for the NFC after carrying the ball 315 times for 1,590 yards and 11 touchdowns and amassing a 5.0 yards per carry average. He also proved to be a capable receiver out of the backfield, with 23 receptions on 30 targets, including one touchdown catch.

The 26-year-old native of Oakland, Calif., is one of the main reasons for Seattle's successful season. His effectiveness took plenty of pressure off rookie quarterback Russell Wilson and the team's No. 1-ranked defense, allowing them to make a convincing run into the postseason.

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