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Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett stays behind team to treat leg contusion

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San Francisco 49ers' Richard Sherman (25) brings down Seattle Seahawks' Tyler Lockett (16) as Seattle Seahawks face the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Monday, November 11, 2019. (Scot Tucker / SFBay.ca)

A Seattle Seahawks wide receiver was admitted to a Bay Area hospital after suffering a leg contusion injury during the team’s game against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night, according to the Seahawks’ website.

The team didn’t say which hospital Tyler Lockett was admitted to after Seattle’s 27-24 victory in the final seconds of overtime at Levi’s Stadium. The team did say Lockett’s leg swelled enough after suffering the injury in the fourth quarter for him to stay behind as the team returned home to Seattle after the game.

In a postgame news conference, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said:

“Well, I think there was a lot of swelling. The contusion caused a lot of swelling right away and there’s concerns about that…there’s the compartment element in this we got to make sure and just got to take care of him. And we’re ahead of it so we should be in good shape.”

No update on his condition was available early Tuesday morning.

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