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Hayden’s teammates had little idea about extent of his injury

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 3:08 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA – Rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden is in a local hospital as a result of an abdominal issue that surfaced last week, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday.
Hayden is expected to miss the remainder of the Raiders offseason workouts and practices, but he should be ready to go again when training camp begins in late July.
A Raiders spokesman said Hayden was admitted to the hospital late last week and that he underwent a procedure to remove scar tissue from his abdominal region.
Allen said he isn’t sure whether there’s any correlation between Hayden’s current situation and the ruptured vein Hayden suffered last November during a practice at the University of Houston.
“We can’t rule that out, obviously, but right now I don’t know exactly what the correlation is to it,” Allen said. “But we don’t anticipate it being an issue.”
Hayden underwent surgery to repair the ruptured vena cava, which supplies blood to the heart from the lower body. He was cleared by doctors to resume football activities last month after surviving an injury that is 95 percent fatal, by some accounts.
A phone call to the doctor that performed the life-saving surgery on Hayden at Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute was not returned.
Hayden participated in practice last week, when the Raiders began their organized team activities. Allen said Hayden’s symptoms surfaced soon thereafter.
“My stomach hurts so bad right now,” Hayden said via Twitter on May 20, the first day of OTA.
Safety Usama Young said he was on the field with Hayden at the start of OTA and sensed something wasn’t quite right.
“You could tell he was under the weather,” Young said. “I thought that was it; he was under the weather. … . It took me by surprise. I didn’t think he was that sick.”
Young said he has communicated with Hayden via text message and that Hayden said he is doing “a lot better.”
Linebacker Nick Roach said he didn’t even know that Hayden had been hospitalized.
Roach said he noticed Hayden with a hoodie pulled down over his head. Then again, a lot of players do that early in the morning, he added.
“I didn’t know the extent of it,” Roach said.
The Raiders selected Hayden with the 12th pick of the 2013 NFL draft. They are counting upon Hayden to crack the starting lineup at some point.
During recent interviews, Hayden said he felt good and that the only time he thinks about the injury he suffered in November is when he gets asked about it.
Allen said Hayden’s absence, combined with a calf injury to cornerback Tracy Porter, leaves the Raiders thin at cornerback and makes it all the more difficult for Hayden to succeed from the outset.
“It’s obviously not a good thing, from a football standpoint,” Allen said. “As a rookie, you need all the reps you can get and all the work you can get.”
Young said Hayden “looked the part” from what little he saw of Hayden before he was hospitalized.
“He looked pretty good,” Young said. “It looked like he was moving pretty well. He looked good, looked fast, looked quick, had good hands.”

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  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    New post.

  • mcthompso

    Isn’t it common to need to clean up scar tissue after a surgery? It isn’t yet the debacle of the Gronkowski broken arm that has taken like 4 surgeries in a year. Nobody in the NFL world seems too worried about that.

    Also, I think it is probably better that Hayden was on the field early so that this was found early, rather than in training camp. It is, however, pretty worrisome-but I am not going to be a pessimist about it all just yet. If he has more trouble when he comes back for training camp, then I’ll be in panic mode…see what happens until then. Definitely not ready to fire our GM over a scar tissue clean up.

  • dr_robert

    Beechraider Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    Dr Robert do you hate tp6 enough to choose jacarcus over him
    ********
    Don’t hate Pryor. Answered this already.

    Dr_robert Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    Beechraider Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    dr rob would you rather have jacarcus as your qb or tp6.
    *******
    Oh Pryor in a second and it’s not close.

    I love everything about Pryor but his passing.

    I can’t stand anything about Russell but his arm talent.

    I would take 10 years of Pryor running around playing backyard football and throwing rainbows over one more game watching a lethargic syrup drinking bum half asleep while chucking lasers into the stands.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 3:32 pm
    jamarcuss down 50 lbs

    7-18 as a starter 14 tds 16 ints

    if ryan leaf rick mirer and other had more than one chance so should n0.2

    ##################

    really?

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    The_Judge37 Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    180.La Milicia Negra Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    beechraider Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    My 3 most dislikes wearing a Raider uniform:
    1) warren Sapp
    2)jamarcus ruessell
    3)dan pastorni & dangelo hall
    ________________________________________________________

    I totally agree with on #1 and #2, but We wouldnt have won a SB with plunkett if it hadnt been for pastorini..

    #3 for me would be Tyler Brayton, Javon Walker, Randy Moss or Alvis Whited
    ——

    LOL, why Alvis Whited?
    _______________________________________________________

    he was part of the problem, a symptom of the sickness we were in. he was an impiedment for other WR’s to get playing time. Als dictation of him being on the roster or other players, e.g Tylor Brayton was a sickness in the ballclub… Alvis whited was the embodiment of the Al Davis scholarship player

  • PlunkforHOF

    $$$$$$$$$$$

    Fist fight? lol
    He wants to spit like a girl, Camel, or Llama

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Ha ha ha.. Best counterpunch in quite some time…

  • ESETERIK78

    203.dr_robert Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 4:50 pm
    Beechraider Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    Dr Robert do you hate tp6 enough to choose jacarcus over him
    ********
    Don’t hate Pryor. Answered this already.

    Dr_robert Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    Beechraider Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    dr rob would you rather have jacarcus as your qb or tp6.
    *******
    Oh Pryor in a second and it’s not close.

    I love everything about Pryor but his passing.

    I can’t stand anything about Russell but his arm talent.

    I would take 10 years of Pryor running around playing backyard football and throwing rainbows over one more game watching a lethargic syrup drinking bum half asleep while chucking lasers into the stands.

    ======================================

    Maybe Big Lurch can do us a solid and lend TP his right arm?

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Also, if anybody tried clicking on Debo’s link he posted so huffily: it doesn’t work.

    Kind of a microcosm of JaPaycheck, huh?