Seahawks news: Paxton Lynch is in concussion protocol
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Seahawks QB Paxton Lynch is in concussion protocol

Paxton Lynch, Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Paxton Lynch is in the concussion protocol after taking a helmet to helmet hit on Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings.

With 3:53 remaining in the 4th quarter, Lynch scrambled to get some yards, and when he slid down, Vikings cornerback Holton Hill made helmet-to-helmet contact. Hill was ejected for the hit, and there is a chance he could be suspended.

Lynch stayed down on the field before he was able to get up and go back into the locker room. After the game coach Pete Carroll said that Lynch was feeling ok, but he was still in the concussion protocol

. “He felt like he was OK,” Carroll said via the Seattle Times. “But he’s still got to pass those (concussion protocol) tests. So we have to recognize all the process and take care of that.”

Lynch played three quarters the injury, and it feels like he has a leg up in the backup quarterback race against Geno Smith. Smith had a cyst removed from his knee and was not available for Sunday’s game which gave Lynch the extra playing time.

He finished the game going 6-15 for 67 yards. The game could have been his chance to lock down the quarterback battle, and although he still has the lead, it feels like the door is still open for Smith to come back and make it a battle again.

Hopefully, Lynch will get through the protocol quickly and can be back on the field when the Seahawks play on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.