Seahawks’ Ricardo Lockette injured after blindside hit on kickoff

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette was taken off the field on a stretcher after being knocked down by a blindside hit on a kickoff. He suffered a concussion but has regained full movement of his body, according to FOX Sports.

Lockette was running down the field and appeared to be engaged with another Dallas Cowboys player before he turned and then ran into a block by safety Jeff Heath. Lockette immediately slumped to the ground on his side and appeared to be unconscious when trainers and medical officials quickly got there to attend to him.

When the stretcher was loaded onto a motorized cart several minutes later, Lockette could be seen talking and moving both hands. He pointed his right hand toward his Seattle teammates on the sideline, and then thrust his index finger high into the air.

Heath was penalized for the “blindside” hit.

Coach Pete Carroll said in a post game news conference that Lockette would remain in Dallas overnight for more tests. Carroll said he is encouraged by the preliminary results.

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