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Seahawks’ Jackson ‘knocked out’; scrimmage halted early

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Branden Jackson was “knocked out” and taken off the field on a backboard as a precaution after being injured during the team’s scrimmage on Saturday. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Jackson had movement in all his extremities. The injury happened just before halftime

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle P.J. Johnson (78) and defensive end Branden Jackson (93) sit on the bench during the sining of the national anthem before an NFL football mock game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Branden Jackson was “knocked out” and taken off the field on a backboard as a precaution after being injured during the team’s scrimmage on Saturday.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Jackson had movement in all his extremities. The injury happened just before halftime of the scrimmage at CenturyLink Field. Carroll ended the scrimmage after a lengthy break while Jackson was being treated.

Jackson was eventually loaded into an ambulance and taken to a hospital as a precaution.

“It was at a time just before halftime, so we called off the rest of the day just to honor our love for him,” Carroll said. “He’s one of our all-time guys, favorite guys and everybody wanted to make sure we could send him as much as we possibly could to help make sure he’s OK.”

Jackson, a fifth-year defensive end, appeared to collide helmets with offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi and seemed to be unconscious before he landed on the turf. Athletic trainers came out to assess Jackson and called for the backboard.

“The way I understand it, I didn’t see the replay, but he hit heads (with) I think Cedric and it might have caught him in the chin and it was like a knockout punch,” Carroll said. “So we took all the…

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