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Seahawks Mock Game Cut Short Due To DE Branden Jackson Injury

The Seahawks held a scrimmage at CenturyLink Field Saturday, but unfortunately the day ended early due to a scary injury. 


The Seahawks' first mock game of training camp ended early due to a scary injury, with defensive end Branden Jackson getting knocked unconscious, later leaving the field in an ambulance.

Jackson appeared to collide helmets with tackle Cedric Ogbuehi and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the injury warranted ending the day early rather than try to get players, who were concerned about their teammate, back out of the locker room after a long break.  

"The timing was just before halftime, so we called off the rest of the day just really to honor the love for him," Carroll said. "He's one of our all-time favorite guys and everybody wanted to make sure we could send him as much (love) as we could possibly to make sure he's OK."

Carroll said Jackson did have movement in his extremities, "But we still had to do the right thing and totally take care of him until we know more."

In other injury news, defensive tackle Poona Ford remained out with a calf injury, though Carroll said Ford will return to practice following Sunday's day off.

Linebacker Bruce Irvin also sat out with what Carroll called "a real slight hip flexor thing that we're just making sure it doesn't get worse. Bruce has had a fantastic start to this camp, he's really off and flying. We had no problem making sure we err on the side of caution there."

Running back Chris Carson was absent from the game, attending a funeral back home in Georgia.  

"Chris had a death in the family," Carroll said. "It's obviously been a traumatic issue for the family and all that. He went back to help his family for the ceremony and all that."

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