Updated Jan 11, 2013 - 2:04 pm
Marshawn Lynch expected to play at Atlanta
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll expects running back Marshawn Lynch to play Sunday against Atlanta despite missing practice Wednesday and Thursday with a foot injury.
Lynch was a limited participant in practice on Friday, but was listed as probable on the final injury report.
"He looked fine and we are going to give him a really good chance to play," Carroll said.
Carroll said the foot injury was a sprain, but would not confirm whether or not it was a result of the field conditions last Sunday in Washington, D.C.
"I don't know that," Carroll said. "Boy, that would really be a story, wouldn't it?"
Numerous reports indicated this week that the Seahawks have filed an official complaint in light of defensive end Chris Clemons' knee injury. Carroll declined to comment when asked on Monday. The Seahawks have one week from the day of the game to file their complaint.
Cornerback Byron Maxwell is still a "little bit hampered" by his hamstring, per Carroll, and is listed as doubtful to play Sunday.
Safety Jeron Johnson, also suffering from a hamstring issue, was a limited participant in practice Friday. Johnson was able to get in some work, though, and is listed as questionable.
Wide receiver Sidney Rice surfaced on the injury report Friday with a knee issue but is listed as probable.
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