Cade Johnson has been released from Harborview Medical Center but remains in concussion protocol, according to the team on Friday.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Cade Johnson was immobilized on a stretcher and transported to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation of head and neck injuries, according to the team.
The incident occurred despite Johnson not requiring immediate medical attention on the field.
A Seahawks player being taken off the field head and neck immobilized, strapped to a stretcher taking into the tunnel where an ambulance parks during games. Tyler Lockett and Noah Fant walking with him pic.twitter.com/Nie9i4Gqlv
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) August 11, 2023
Cade Johnson, who joined the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie from South Dakota State in 2021.
The Seahawks’ official statement indicated that Johnson’s transportation to the medical center was done as a precautionary measure due to concerns about his head and neck.
The team, however, assured fans and followers that his condition remained stable.
Cade Johnson managed one carry for a mere 2 yards during the game prior to leaving with his injury. As the game progressed, it became apparent that Johnson was in need of medical evaluation.
According to ESPN’s Brady Henderson, Johnson spent several minutes in the sideline medical tent during the late stages of the first half.
It was during this time that the Seahawks’ orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ed Khalfayan, rushed out to request a backboard from a medical attendant.
The incident serves as a stark reminder of the physical toll and risks that professional athletes often face on the field.
The team’s management and players are undoubtedly unified in their hopes for Johnson’s swift and full recovery.