The Oakland Raiders beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in exciting fashion yesterday, but even after Sebastian Janikowski’s kick went through the uprights to seal the victory, there was still a lot of concern in the players and coaches’ minds, ever since Darrius Heyward-Bey had to be carted off the field after taking a hard hit. Well, we have just received very encouraging news regarding the Raiders starting wide receiver that will certainly please the ears of everyone involved with the Silver & Black. DHB was released this morning from Eden Medical Center and is already at home resting a concussion and a neck strain. He spent the night at the hospital being observed by doctors for precautionary reasons. There’s no timetable for his return yet.
Heyward-Bey got injured in the 4th quarter, when trying to catch a pass in a post pattern on a 1st&10 situation at the Steelers 16 yard line. Safety Ryan Mundy caught DHB in the air, leading his helmet to the receiver’s, instantly knocking Heyward-Bey unconscious, on what had to be a penalty against a defenseless receiver, missed by the referees. The wide out then took another hit to his head as he fell to the ground. There he stayed motionless for several minutes as doctors gathered around him, eventually putting him on a stretcher. Heyward-Bey then gave the crowd a very relieving “thumbs up” sign as he was taken to the locker room. Five plays later, the Raiders scored a touchdown to cut the Steelers’ lead to a field goal.
Stay tuned for uptades on Heyward-Bey situation, and also regarding other injured players, including TE Brandon Myers who also suffered a concussion on yesterday’s game.