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Seattle Seahawks' John Carlson celebrates his touchdown in the first half of an NFL NFC wild card playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Carlson hospitalized overnight after head injury, expected to fly home Monday

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Update 2 p.m.

CHICAGO -- Seattle Seahawks tight end John Carlson, a native of Litchfield, and cornerback Marcus Trufant were taken from the field on carts after getting concussions during Sunday's playoff loss to Chicago.

Coach Pete Carroll said both players were hospitalized and were expected to stay overnight for observation.

Carlson told the Tribune Sunday night via a text message that he was feeling better and would be flying home to Seattle today.

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