If Pete Carroll's goal was to embarrass the Rams on Thursday, he definitely accomplished that, but he also got his punter injured in the process.

During the fourth quarter of Seattle's 24-3 win over Los Angeles, Carroll decided to call for a fake punt even though his team was up by 21 points and there was just five minutes and 30 seconds left in the game.

Although most NFL coaches would've punted in that situation, Carroll called for a fake on fourth-and-2 from his own 26-yard line.

The good news for Seattle: The fake worked.

The bad news: Seahawks punter Jon Ryan almost got killed on the play.

The fake started off perfectly. The Rams didn't see it coming and by the time anyone realized the fake was on, Ryan had a gigantic hole in front of him.

Jon Ryan had a large hole to run through. NBC/NFL

The hole was so big that Ryan could've probably crawled through and gotten the first down. However, Ryan wasn't crawling, he was sprinting, and his crazy punter speed helped him gain 33 yards on the play.

Unfortunately for the Seahawks, Ryan isn't used to running the ball, which led to the weirdest fumble of all-time. About 25-yards into the run, Ryan just flat-out lost control of the football.

After losing control of the ball, Ryan stopped paying attention to the defenders around him and tried to concentrate on getting the ball back. Although he did get the ball back, he paid dearly when Rams' defensive back Troy Hill knocked him three weeks into the future.

Jon Ryan got crushed. NBC/NFL

That is probably the hardest hit that Ryan has ever taken in his life.

After the hit, the crowd got quiet because Ryan didn't move a muscle. The Seahawks punter looked like he was out cold.

Jon Ryan looked like he was out cold. NBC/NFL

Fortunately, that wasn't the case. Ryan was able to leave the field with the help of a few trainers. The Seahawks punter was then taken to the locker room where he was evaluated for a concussion.

Here's a look at the entire play.

After the game, Carroll said that Ryan was taken to the hospital as a precaution because he was feeling a little "loopy."

Ryan's run went for 33-yards, which almost equaled Todd Gurley's total for the entire night (38 yards).

The Seahawks didn't really need Ryan's fake punt to get the win over the Rams. Thanks to the Russell Wilson's three touchdown passes, Seattle was able to clinch the NFC West while wearing bright green jerseys at CenturyLink Field.

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