The Seahawks have announced that they will begin the season without running back Marshawn Lynch.

Carroll told reporters Wednesday that the team is still evaluating how best to move forward with Lynch.

“We’re not there yet,” Carroll said.

“He’ll be back next week and he’ll be ready for Week 1.”

Lynch will miss Seattle’s Week 1 opener against the Arizona Cardinals, but Carroll says that the decision on his return will be made later this week.

“Marshawn has been extremely fortunate,” Carroll added.

“I can’t talk about what his recovery is going to be like, what his outlook will be, but that’s not a question for us right now.”

Carroll said Lynch had to make “a conscious decision” to not return because of the severity of his concussion.

Lynch, 25, has been out since suffering a concussion in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns.

Lynch was initially diagnosed with an MCL sprain in December, but he was not fully cleared for play in time to play against the Chargers and Bills in Week 4.

The Seahawks were able to extend Lynch’s suspension to four games and he was released in February.