After staying in Chicago overnight for observation, John Carlson and Marcus Trufant are headed back to Seattle. The two both suffered “serious concussions” in Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. As a precaution, Trufant and Carlson were kept overnight in a hospital to make sure there were no complications from their injuries.
Carlson was injured on the Seahawks second possession, going airborne near the sideline and getting flipped upside-down before he hit the ground. Unable to brace himself, he hit the frozen sideline — not lined with heat coils like the rest of the field — helmet-first, staying down for several minutes before being taken off the field on a backboard.
Trufant went low on tight end Kellen Davis while making a tackle, taking the brunt of the collision on the side of the helmet. From the video, it appeared he was knocked unconscious right away. He, like Carlson, stayed down for several minutes before being placed on a backboard and taken to the hospital.
Thankfully, both Trufant and Carlson are heading back to Seattle and will be fine in the long-term. Their injuries were scary to watch and looked very serious at the time. Again, our thoughts go out to both as they recover.