Darrius Heyward-Bey Injury: Raiders WR In Hospital With Neck Injury

Darrius Heyward-Bey and the Oakland Raiders received a serious scare during their Week 3 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers. As Heyward-Bey streaked down the field he received a non-intentional helmet-to-helmet hit that knocked him to the ground immediately. He left the game on a stretcher and was taken to a local hospital. The latest word is that the wide receiver did not suffer a concussion and instead has a neck injury that will need further evaluation.

Here is Adam Schefter of ESPN.com with the latest:

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is in stable condition in a Bay Area hospital after suffering a neck injury, according to a source familiar with the injury. Doctors do not believe Heyward-Bey suffered a concussion and it's more of a neck injury that will require further testing Monday. "But I think he avoided something serious for now," said a source.

In case you missed it, here is a GIF of Heyward-Bey's collision on Sunday afternoon.

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The report that Heyward-Bey is in stable condition is great news. The young wide receiver gave a thumbs-up to the crowd in Oakland while being carted off, but everyone was holding their breath until official word came from the hospital.

For more on the Raiders, be sure to check out Silver and Black Pride and SB Nation Bay Area.

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