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Carlson carted off early with nasty head injury

Posted on: January 16, 2011 1:56 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Seahawks have an early problem as they fell down to the Bears 7-0 in the first quarter of their divisional-round matchup. But things won't get any easier, as it appears tight end John Carlson will miss the remainder of the game after being carted off on a stretcher with what appears to be a serious head and/or neck injury.

Carlson landed head-first on the sidelines after hurdling Daniel Manning for a first down on the Seahawks' second offensive series -- the hit looked hard, but the replays are just uncomfortable.



Obviously the biggest concern here is Carlson's health -- Moose Johnston astutely points out that even though Soldier Field is heated, the sidelines are not, and that makes landing there potentially dangerous.

Some reports on Twitter indicated that Carlson was moving as he hit the tunnel for the locker room, and it appears, based on the Seahawks injury report that Carlson suffered no damage to his spinal cord, and the injury is directly related to the head. While no one likes to see a concussion, it's tremendous news that there's no serious damage to Carlson's neck or back.

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Carlson carted off early with nasty head injury

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Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Carlson carted off early with nasty head injury

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Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Carlson carted off early with nasty head injury

candyjeff...just because you are 120 lbs soaking wet with bricks in your pockets doesn't mean everyone else is. Carlson is an enormous human being and ALL of the weight from his 250+ pound frame forced his head into the rock-hard turf. That's not exactly an every-game occurrence. Get off your soapbox and go take some Fibercon.



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Carlson carted off early with nasty head injury

CandyJeff... no one cares about your "fight the media" post... Calm down hero...



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Posted on: January 16, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Carlson carted off early with nasty head injury

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Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2011 3:34 pm
 

Carlson carted off early with nasty head injury

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Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Carlson carted off early with nasty head injury

First of all he wasn't undercut - clearly he jumped.  
Second, this isn't basketball ladies.  You can tackle at the knee in football - it's legit to that.  This wasn't a fast break in basketball girls.  
Football is a rough sport  watch flag football if you can't handle it.  



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Carlson carted off early with nasty head injury

Left his feet? He was undercut by the Bears defender. There was nothing he could have done about it, other than hook slide.

Watch it again, buddy. He jumped. I could understand if he was trying for the 1st down, but it looked to me that he already had it.


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