By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was taken off on a cart after taking a blow to the head in the end zone early in the fourth quarter of the Raiders’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at O.co Coliseum.
It was announced in the press box that Heyward-Bey had been knocked unconscious and was taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley with a neck injury.
On first-and-10 from the 16-yard line, quarterback Carson Palmer attempted to hit Heyward-Bey on a post pattern, but the wide receiver took a helmet-to-facemask hit from cornerback Ryan Mundy with the ball falling incomplete.
After the initial hit, Heyward-Bey fell to the ground hard with his helmet first _ essentially taking a second blow.
No penalty was called on the play.
More details as they become available . . .