Carlson, Trufant leave with concussions
The Seattle Seahawks had good early reports on tight end John Carlson and safety Marcus Trufant, who sustained concussions in Sunday’s 35-24 NFC divisional playoff loss to the Chicago Bears.
Carlson was hurt on a clean hit by Bears safety Danieal Manning after catching a pass for a 14-yard gain on Seattle’s second possession.
Trufant was hurt in the third quarter when he tackled Bears receiver Rashied Davis.
Both players were treated on the field for several minutes and taken off on carts. Both were taken to a local hospital.
“Both guys were concussed,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after the game. “All indications are that both are OK. They are going to keep them overnight, but both are OK.”
Trufant’s injury occurred when he made contact with Davis.
Carlson was hurt when he landed on his helmet in front of the Seahawks’ bench after a hit by Manning.
Mike O’Hara is a frequent contributor for FOX Sports Detroit.