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Seahawks WR, special-teams ace Ricardo Lockette has a concussion, movement in extremities after being motionless on field, taken off strapped to a stretcher

Seattle Seahawks' Ricardo Lockette signals to cheering fans as he is carted off the field in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas.
Seattle Seahawks' Ricardo Lockette signals to cheering fans as he is carted off the field in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. AP

The Seahawks lead Dallas 10-6 at the end of a first half dampened considerably by a scary injury to Seattle wide receiver and punt-coverage ace Ricardo Lockette.

Lockette got a concussion while covering a Seahawks punt, and though he was motionless for moments on the field and taken off strapped to a stretcher the Seahawks reported his has movement in his arms and legs.

He was getting doubled-teamed as usual during a Seahawks punt on the next-to-last play of the opening half when Dallas’ Jeff Heath turned into him and lifted him off his feet with a blow to the upper chest in the open field. As officials flagged Heath for a blindside hit to a defenseless player, Lockette laid motionless on the field near the Cowboys’ star logo. Seahawks team doctor Jonathan Drezner rushed onto the field as soon as the play ended and was out his side with Dr. Ed Khalfayan, coach Pete Carroll and most prominently among players Doug Baldwin, Earl Thomas and Russell Wilson. Those three and Carroll stayed with the doctors, trainers and Lockette as he was loaded onto and strapped to a stretcher, his helmet still on. He was immobilized and taken from the field.

As Lockette was down both bench areas emptied and players from both teams traded shouts and pointed fingers. Tarvaris Jackson was among the most vocal Seahawks barking at Cowboys.

As Lockette was being strapped to the stretcher, teammate Richard Sherman gathered almost all the Seahawks around him a few yards to the left of the injury scene and led what appeared to be a brief, fiery, impassioned talk.

Lockette pumped his arm, extended his right arm and raised an index finger to the applauding crowd at AT&T Stadium as he was stretchered off the field, to a hospital. There was no immediate word of his condition.

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