Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette underwent season-ending surgery on Monday after he suffered ligament damage in his neck in Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPN.com.
The injury occurred when Lockette was running punt coverage and received a blindside hit by Cowboys safety Jeff Heath.
Lockette laid motionless for a moments on the ground after the hit while the medical staff was treating and eventually carted him off the field. Along with the damage in his neck, the fifth-year wideout also has a disc issue in his back and suffered a concussion on the play.
He is said to have full range of motion and feeling in all his extremities, and is expected to stay in the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas for a week. Lockette took to Twitter on Monday to voice his appreciation for the support he has received since the injury.
Wanna thank my family,12s, my teammates &coaches for all the support & prayers. Cant wait 2 get back with my teammates in Seattle. Go Hawks!
— Ricardo Lockette (@RicardoLockette) November 2, 2015
There is currently no timetable for his return, and no indication if he will be able to continue to play.
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