Seahawks' Lockette released from hospital after surgery

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette said on social media that he has been released from a Dallas hospital following surgery to stabilize ligaments in his neck.

Lockette posted messages to Twitter and Instagram on Thursday saying, ''Thanks for all the support. I've just been released from the hospital and the road to recovery has started!!!''

Lockette was injured Sunday in Seattle's 13-12 win over Dallas on a hit from Cowboys safety Jeff Heath during a punt return. Lockette was knocked out and laid motionless on the field for several minutes. He was eventually strapped to a backboard and taken off the field.

Lockette underwent surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas on Monday. The surgery was deemed successful and all neurological signs were positive.

Lockette has been a special teams standout for the Seahawks since joining the team in 2011. He's also been part of Seattle's rotation of receivers. Lockette had four catches for 69 yards and a touchdown this season.

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