Marcus Trufant took a knee to the helmet in the third quarter of Sunday’s NFL playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears suffering an apparent head injury from the impact. Trufant stayed on the ground at Soldier Field after going low on Kellen Davis to make the tackle, lying motionless with his arms outstretched. Trainers rushed onto the field to attend to him, and were seen immobilizing his head and neck while placing him on a backboard. Trufant reportedly has feeling in his extremities and is being taken to the hospital for observation as a precaution.
Trufant is the second Seattle player to leave the game with a head injury in Chicago today. Tight end John Carlson was also immobilized and carted off the field after landing awkwardly on his head in the first quarter. Carlson went airborne on the sideline, coming down straight on his helmet after being unable to brace himself as he landed.
In the third quarter, the Bears lead the Seahawks, 21-0. Our thoughts go out to both Trufant and Carlson as they recover from two very serious injuries.