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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