Late last week, Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette revealed he had been released from Dallas' Baylor Medical Center after neck surgery he successfully underwent following a hit he took in his team's Week 8 road win over the Cowboys.
On Monday, Lockette again updated 12s on his situation via his Instagram account, sharing a video aboard a private plane with a caption saying he's on his way home to Seattle, news Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed in a meeting with the media later that day.
"He's traveling and he'll be in here tonight," Carroll said of Lockette. "He's flying in with the family and it seems that all the reports have gone well. We won't see him until probably tomorrow, but we're hoping for only good signs."
One of the first good signs following Lockette's surgery came last week in an interview with Doug Baldwin, where the Seahawks wideout said he had learned Lockette was walking, able to move his head around, and in "good spirits" following the operation. Carroll reaffirmed some of Baldwin's encouraging update on Monday.
"He has a great spirit, so he bounced back with an attitude that wouldn't surprise us," Carroll said. "He couldn't wait to get back to his teammates and get back with us."
The surgery will end Lockette's 2015 season early, though a move has not yet been made to place Lockette on the team's injured reserve list.
"It's going to be a considerable recovery here, so he's just going to be laying low," Carroll said. "There's stuff that he'll be doing, but not extensive right now. He just needs to rest for a good while."