Seattle Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch, is expected to make his return to the field against the Carolina Panthers following a hamstring injury.

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Lynch missed games during Weeks 3 and 4 of the NFL season while nursing calf and hamstring injuries.

According to Fox Sports, Lynch participated in full-pads on Thursday’s practice and is expected to make his return to his home field this Sunday.

When asked about Lynch and his progression, Head Coach, Pete Carroll said,

“He looked really back to full health. He made it out, looked good and we’re counting on him playing.”

The 29-year old RB, has been a pivotal part of Seattle’s offense. In 2013, Lynch rushed for 1257 yards and finished the season with 12 touchdowns. Lynch was nominated to appear in the Pro-bowl, but had to politely decline as his presence was needed at Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Seahawks would go on to defeat the Denver Broncos 43-8.