Ricardo Lockette, Seahawk’s wide receiver, has announced that he is retiring as a result of a concussion and neck injuries in week 12 of the 2015 season, according to ESPN.
Lockette has played 34 games for Seattle in 5 seasons, and according to coach Pete Carroll, he will be missed by the fans and his close teammates, reported ESPN.
During his off season, he visited with firefighters and paramedics and told them how close he was to death on the football field. “[The doctors] said if I would have stood up then, the weight of my head — left, right, front, back — I would have died,” Lockette said in a video he posted on Facebook. “If one of my teammates would have come over and pulled my arm, just barely, I might have died. Or if the returner at the time would have broken a couple tackles, and they would have rolled and fell on me, I would have died on that field. But what saved my life was the trainers, the work that you guys do.”
Ricardo Lockette posted a few thoughts Wednesday on Instagram. He will announce his retirement at a news conference on Thursday, May 12. Lockette turns 30 on May 21.