Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette had to be taken off the field on a stretcher in the second quarter of the Seahawks’ Week 8 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
The incident occurred after Lockette slammed into Cowboys free safety Jeff Heath, knocking Lockette out in what FanSided reports is “one of the scariest injuries we have seen in years.”
Although Lockette had a concussion, he could move his arms when he was being taken off on a stretcher; he eventually gained full movement in all extremities, Seahawks.com reported. As he was being stretchered off into the tunnel, he raised both his arms to form an “L” – the Seahawks’ signal for “Legion of Boom.”
Lockette was then transported to the hospital. The game was eventually won by the Seahawks.
“He’ll stay here overnight,” Seattle coach, Pete Carroll, said. “He was clearing for the concussion stuff in terms of scans and stuff, but they’ve got some other tests to do here. We’ll figure it out. He had a sore neck and we’ll figure out what that all means, but we’re grateful that he was able to bounce out from that and be pretty positive about it right now as we hear from him.”
Doug Baldwin expressed his gladness over Lockette’s condition. “[Lockette is] a very loved player in our locker room, and he’s extremely tough,” Baldwin said. “He’s one of the toughest guys on our team, so for him to be down on the ground, you knew it was something serious. For them to have to call the cart out, that just doesn’t happen to him. That’s our brother. I came in with him. I know a lot of the guys were really hurting for him, because we didn’t know what was going on, but we’re thankful he’s OK.”
While Lockette was being tended to, Dez Bryant was captured in a Vine footage speaking out derogatory remarks at somebody from the Seahawks. When asked if Bryant had spoken out against Lockette in the video – which was made by Marcus Sullivan, a Fox26 digital reporter – the Cowboys player denied the allegation. “I won’t ever, ever, ever, ever wish bad on a player that’s been knocked down,” Bryant said, ESPN reports. “C’mon, man. Stop with the bulls. Not once did I say that’s what you get. I got on one knee and prayed for that man. I got on one knee and prayed for him. C’mon, man. Don’t put clips together and do that.”