Seattle tight end John Carlson and cornerback
Marcus Trufant were taken from the field on carts after getting
concussions during Sunday's playoff loss to Chicago.
Coach Pete Carroll said both players were hospitalized and were
expected to stay overnight for observation. He said "all
indications are that they are OK."
With Chicago leading 7-0, Seattle took over at its 24 and on
first down, Carlson caught a pass from Matt Hasselbeck along the
He tried to jump over Chicago's Danieal Manning but got upended,
his helmet and right shoulder taking the brunt of the fall. Carlson
stayed down for several minutes surrounded by medical personnel and
teammates. He was seen moving his legs before being placed on a
board and carted off the field.
Trufant was hurt making a tackle on Bears tight end Kellen Davis
in the third quarter. His head appeared to collide with Davis' knee
and he also was taken off the field on a board.
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