DE Michael Bennett taken off field in stretcher, has feeling in extremities


Sep 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner (39) talks to defensive end Michael Bennett (72) as Bennett is carried off the field during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

**UPDATE** Multiple reports have confirmed that Bennett’s injury is not as severe as was once thought. A CT scan was negative and he has been diagnosed with a strained muscle in his lower back. He returned to Seattle with the team on Sunday.

**Original** Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett suffered a scary injury during Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans and was taken off the field in a stretcher.

Bennett was injured late in the second quarter as he appeared to be pushed into Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, causing his head to snap back. The impact also caused Bennett’s helmet to fly off when he hit the ground, where he lay face-down for several minutes.

Many Seahawks, including Bobby Wagner, were seen with worried looks on their face as trainers attended to Bennett’s injury. CBS Sports reported that Bennett’s father was in attendance and was also seen with a worried look on his face.

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Bennett was diagnosed at the hospital with a lower-back injury, but has feeling in all his extremities.

Bennett had one tackle in Sunday’s game and is the team leader in sacks with 2.5.