Apparently, the Oakland Raiders are still feeling the effects of their blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks. While the coaching staff already knew Marshawn Lynch was dealing with a groin injury, his status was still unclear.
Lynch has done an admirable job for Oakland's backfield, rushing for 376 yards and three touchdowns. However, the 32-year-old bruiser will miss significant time with his latest injury.
It appears that Lynch will miss at least one month of action, as NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport broke the news.
Oakland received the results from his MRI this week.
While losing their top tailback will certainly hurt the Raiders, they do have serviceable options on the depth chart. As for possible replacements, head coach Jon Gruden could turn to Doug Martin or Jalen Richard.
Regardless, it'll be hard to replace Lynch's production on the field.
Although the Raiders are hopeful that he returns in a month from now, there is a possibility that he's placed on the injured reserve list.
When Oakland returns from its bye week, they'll host the Indianapolis Colts.