"We rested him a couple of weeks to make sure he is OK," Carroll said Monday. "He has back conditions come up in the past so we’re just making sure we do the right things and taking all of the time we need.”
Now before anyone worries too much, it's worth noting that veteran running backs, especially ones as important to their team as Lynch, don't play much in the preseason. The likely scenario is that he returns to practice next week and plays in the opener, but still, for a running back as physical as Lynch, and for someone who missed a game last year with similar back issues, this will at the very least be something to monitor throughout the season.
In other injury news, Matt Flynn (elbow) threw more than he did a day earlier, which seemingly would keep him on track to play Thursday. Receiver Doug Baldwin (hamstring) remained sidelined.
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