There was a scary scene during today’s Raiders-Steelers game when wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was knocked unconscious after taking a direct hit to the chin from a defender’s helmet. Heyward-Bey remained on the ground for several minutes before finally being carted off the field.
He was conscious when he left and gave the crowd a thumb’s up (see below).
[UPDATE] Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Heyward-Bey is in stable condition at a local hospital. Amazingly, it is believed he did not suffer a concussion. He did suffer a neck injury, however a source thinks Heyward-Bey “avoided something serious for now.”
Amazingly, this play was not flagged by the officials…
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