Ricardo Lockette released from hospital, ‘road to recovery has begun,’ he says

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SEATTLE — Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, who suffered a neck and disc injury in a devastating hit in last Sunday’s game against the Cowboys,  tweeted Thursday that had had been released from the hospital in Dallas “and the road to recovery has begun.”

He also thanked all the fans for their support.

The team announced that he underwent “successful neck surgery” Monday afternoon “and his neurological signs are all positive.”

Lockette also suffered a concussion from the hit, coach Pete Carroll said. The injuries would likely be season-ending for Lockette, the coach said.

The wide receiver appeared to be unconscious after he was hit on a special teams play last Sunday. He was rushed to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, where the surgery was performed a day later.

Lockette has full motion and feeling in all extremities, the team said, adding that his prognosis is good.

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