By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 11:19 am in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders announced Monday that wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was released from Eden Medical Center after spending the night under observation.
“He is resting with a concussion and a neck strain, and expected to make a full recovery,’’ the statement said.
Heyward-Bey, 25, was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit in the end zone by Pittsburgh defensive back Ryan Mundy during a play in which no penalty flag was thrown.
He was motionless after being hit, was strapped to a stretcher and taken off the field on a motorized card. While being driven off, Heyward-Bey was able to raise his hand and give fans a “thumbs up’’ sign.
The initial report was that Heyward-Bey had been transported to Eden Medical Center with concerns about a neck injury. Later, the Raiders said Heyward-Bey had a concussion and would be spending the night in the hospital for observation.
Coach Dennis Allen said after Oakland’s 34-31 win that Heyward-Bey was able to talk a little bit on the field.
“He was able to move his extremities so that was a good sign,’’ Allen said.
Allen meets with the media at 1 p.m. Monday.