Ricardo Lockette (neck) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Lockette underwent neck surgery after Week 8's game against the Cowboys, so this move seemed like a formality. There's no telling if the 29-year-old will be cleared to play football again next season as the Seattle Seahawks have been extra precautious with neck injuries in the past, but that decision likely won't be made until later the following year.
Ricardo Lockette had neck surgery on Monday afternoon, John Boyle of the Seattle Seahawks ' official site reports.
After completion of the procedure, the Seahawks reported that Lockette's neurological signs were are all positive. While he's expected to remain in a Dallas hospital for a few more days, he could be "up and moving around" as soon as Tuesday. Nevertheless, the hit that forced him out of Sunday's win against the Cowboys is season-ending.
Ricardo Lockette will undergo neck surgery and miss the remainder of this season after being injured in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, seattlepi.com reports.
Lockette took a gruesome, illegal hit while covering a punt Sunday, which required him to be stretchered off the field and rushed to a local hospital. Thankfully, Lockette has full motion and feeling in all his extremities, but he'll still require surgery to stabilize ligaments in his neck. While it's unclear if Lockette's career is in jeopardy following Sunday's incident, he definitely will not play again this season, according to coach Pete Carroll.
Lockette was an exclusive-rights free agent and has played mostly on special teams. In 2014, he caught 11 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
Lockette, an exclusive-rights free agent prior to re-signing, has played mostly on special teams since joining the Seahawks in 2011. The 28-year-old was not tendered by the team going into this year's free agency period.
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