By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Seattle Seahawks had their scrimmage cut short on Saturday. One of their players was knocked unconscious after a hit.
Defensive end Branden Jackson lost consciousness following a collision with Cedric Ogbuehi. Jackson suffered a head injury from the hit.
Medical personnel attended to Jackson after his injury. He was transported to a local hospital following the collision.
“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,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters. “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.”
The injury caused the scrimmage to be stopped for the day.
“I didn’t think it was right to try to get everybody cranked back up again and go back out,” Carroll continued. “We didn’t need to do that but we had gotten enough done. We’ll take the plays that we got and what we learned from it. We accomplished the things we needed to accomplish coming to the stadium.”
Jackson has been a member of the Seahawks on-and-off since the 2017 season. His rookie season was spent with the Oakland Raiders after appearing in three games in 2016.
He appeared in a career-high 15 games with the Seahawks in 2019.