Ricardo Lockette undergoes successful neck surgery

Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette sustained ligament damage in his neck Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys following a jarring hit by safety Jeff Heath.

The good news, according to the Seahawks, is that he he had "full motion and feeling in all extremities" before he was transported to the hospital. The team later announced Monday he underwent successful neck surgery at Baylor University Medical Center. He is expected to be hospitalized for a few more days as he continues to recover. The bad news is that his future in the NFL is in jeopardy.

When asked if Lockette might play again this season on KIRO-AM AM Seattle, head coach Pete Carroll almost immediately shot it down, leaving many to wonder if it's not just this season Carroll is referring to.

"There's no way," he said, via The Seattle Times.

The violent collision rendered the speedy wideout motionless for a while, long enough halt the game and bring almost everyone within shouting distance to their knees. Regardless of whether he is playing again, the fact that he is currently looking at a "good" prognosis -- per the Seahawks -- is great news.

Lockette posted this tweet after the news of his surgery:

Lockette was the receptor of non-stop prayers from an emotional Seahawks locker room on Sunday.

Fellow wide receiver Doug Baldwin said Lockette was one of the toughest players on the team.

"For him to be down on the ground, you knew it was something serious," Baldwin said. "For them to have to call the cart out, that just doesn't happen to him."

"That's our brother. I came in with him. I know a lot of the guys were really hurting for him, because we didn't know what was going on, but we're thankful he's OK."

What exactly "OK" means will be defined in the coming days. But hopefully there will be more positive news to report from Baylor. Around The NFL will have more on this story as it develops.

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