Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has been released from the hospital and is doing better one day after being rendered unconscious by a vicious end zone hit.
Heyward-Bey spent Sunday night in a Bay Area hospital where doctors closely monitored his condition.
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen shared positive news regarding the Maryland product’s status during his Monday afternoon press conference.
“He’ll make a full recovery,” said Allen. “He’s going to be fine.”
Allen says Heyward-Bey sounded fatigued, but in good spirits when they spoke Monday morning.
He will be subject to league protocol for head injuries before being cleared to return. However, there is no specific timetable for when he will rejoin his teammates.
“The concussion is obviously the bigger issue than anything else right now,” said Allen. “He’s a guy that we’re going to have to continue to evaluate and see where he’s at. We were all pleased to see that it wasn’t anything severe as far as neck injury or anything like that.”
Allen also says he didn’t think the hit was intentional, chalking it up to “the game of football.”