Ricardo Lockette injury: Seahawks WR to have season-ending neck surgery


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

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.

His teammates offensive lineman Russell Okung and running back Marshawn Lynch reportedly remained in Dallas by his side with his family. 

There is currently no timetable for his return, and no indication if he will be able to continue to play.

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Bob Garcia IV

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Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He is also currently covering the NBA and NFL for ClutchPoints. He was previously the beat writer for LA Rams Report for, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarciaivsports.


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