The Seattle Seahawks cut their scrimmage short on Saturday after defensive end Branden Jackson was knocked unconscious, coach Pete Carroll said.
Replays showed Jackson’s helmet colliding with that of offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi as the two engaged at the line of scrimmage. Jackson fell to the turf and remained there for several minutes before the team’s medical staff strapped him onto a backboard, with the face mask removed from his helmet, and loaded him into an ambulance.
Jackson regained consciousness and has feeling in his arms and legs, according to a source. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
“I didn’t catch the replay, but he hit heads, I think, with Cedric and it might have caught him in the chin with his helmet, and it was like a knockout punch is what it was,” Pete Carroll said. “So we took all the precautions and took care of him. He had movement and all that kind of stuff, but we still needed to do the right thing and totally take care of him until we know more.”
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