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Goodson taken by ambulance after helmet-to-helmet hit

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Raiders running back Mike Goodson is being taken to a local hospital after suffering a helmet-to-helmet hit during training-camp practice, according to multiple reports.

Following the collision with linebacker Phillip Wheeler, Goodson was immobilized and placed into an ambulance, standard procedure in situations like this.

Goodson reportedly has movement in his extremities.

Traded from Carolina in the offseason, Goodson and Taiwan Jones are the primary backups to Darren McFadden.  The injury could intensify speculation that the Raiders may pursue veteran tailback Cedric Benson.

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27 Responses to “Goodson taken by ambulance after helmet-to-helmet hit”
  1. cincinnasti says: Aug 7, 2012 7:58 PM

    Goodson taken by ambulance after helmet-to-helmet hit
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    At first glance I thought that said Goodell… I thought “All God he must of showed up to a Saints Practice, Wait… What… Was he doin with a helmet on at Saint’s practice.. “

  2. mjbulls45 says: Aug 7, 2012 8:00 PM

    someone get Ced BENSON on the line asap…

    also get plaxico on the line too…

    those are the only 2 they need…

    and reggie is smart, he knows throughout camp and pre-season teams cut vets – money, they think they are washed up, etc…

    we need to pick up vets cheap – DEFENSIVE BACK IS A MUST, (Van Dyke is a sleeper we know)

    the LB’ing core isn’t the best either…

    they are closer then they have been in a long time,

    the season picks up months later where it ended in the same calender year

    with the Chargers in Oakland,

    after San Diego eliminating the Raiders on New Years Day,

    the Raiders need to prepare for blood.

  3. ripster65 says: Aug 7, 2012 8:03 PM

    Wow, hate to hear that this early and in practice against a teammate. Either that was quite an excessive shot considering the circumstances or that could be a bad sign of things to come, healthwise, for Goodson. Either way I hope he’s ok.

  4. crippled4life says: Aug 7, 2012 8:04 PM

    Thankfully, he has movement in all his extremities. As a quadriplegic myself, I can say it is the worse injury anyone could sustain.

  5. spellingcopfather says: Aug 7, 2012 8:05 PM

    Whoa, praying for you goodson, RaiderNation wish you well!!!

  6. stoogy says: Aug 7, 2012 8:08 PM

    Hate to see anyone get hurt. Hope he gets better quick. On the other hand like to hear wheeler being a good hitter but common man save it for ur opponites not ur teammates!!!!

  7. despinosa8 says: Aug 7, 2012 8:10 PM

    Cedric Benson welcome to the Raider Nation!

  8. bullethead527 says: Aug 7, 2012 8:10 PM

    I hope he is okay, Always liked Goodson, sad to see him traded, but still has been a fan favorite of mine.

  9. skoobyfl says: Aug 7, 2012 8:11 PM

    Get well MG!!

  10. osnap305 says: Aug 7, 2012 8:27 PM

    Look at the scrubs clamoring for Cedric Benson the second another man get seriously injured. Grow up.

    The true fans got you, Mike Goodson. Praying for a speedy recovery.

  11. gdeli says: Aug 7, 2012 8:28 PM

    get well and that is why I do not play such a violent sport. It doesn’t make you a man playing football that is just macho b.s.

  12. jaimelh02 says: Aug 7, 2012 8:33 PM

    I won’t be surprised if Roger Goodell fines and suspends Phillip Wheeler for his helmet to helmet hit on his own teammate

  13. packerpride03 says: Aug 7, 2012 8:47 PM

    Hope he is all rite. Don’t see the raiders going after benson to many troubles I would imagine if they are in real need they will give grant a try.

  14. raiderrob21 says: Aug 7, 2012 8:58 PM

    I hope hes OK. The boys are crackin in practice! Look out league, HERE COMES THE SILVER AND BLACK

    RAIDER NATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. t8ertot says: Aug 7, 2012 9:00 PM

    Hope the guy gets well…

    With that said, it looks like Raider nation might get more of Bengals left overs. I hope you’re ready for all the turnovers!

  16. socalraider909 says: Aug 7, 2012 9:04 PM

    Wow this sucks I liked hearing throughout their practices how good he’s doing was looking forward to seeing him play get well soon

  17. donnymacjack says: Aug 7, 2012 9:13 PM

    Let me repeat my previous comment that someone (Florio?) edit out….

    The guy takes a helmet-to-helmet hit and gets transported by ambulance to the hospital and you’re speculating on who will be his replacement? Classy Florio….classy.

  18. oaklegend says: Aug 7, 2012 9:16 PM

    Hoping he gets well sson. Kid’s been having a good camp, good team guy, been working hard. No matter though, life is more than football.

  19. rubicon202 says: Aug 7, 2012 9:22 PM

    Man I hope its hitting like that throughout the season! Put a hat like that on any AFC West RB’s, WHAT! Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang

  20. sixburghrules says: Aug 7, 2012 10:09 PM

    stoogy says: Aug 7, 2012 8:08 PM

    Hate to see anyone get hurt. Hope he gets better quick. On the other hand like to hear wheeler being a good hitter but common man save it for ur opponites not ur teammates!!!!
    _______________________________
    He’ll be fined a few times this year if he gets on the field

  21. wojowbk says: Aug 7, 2012 10:25 PM

    Damn it Phillip, save it for Jamaal Charles!

  22. fafaflunky says: Aug 7, 2012 10:44 PM

    Very injury prone backfield in oakland
    These days

  23. raiderinva says: Aug 7, 2012 10:50 PM

    Damn…… I hope this is just over precaution but damn. I don’t like to see anyone injured at anytime.

    He was a key for the Raiders to be reliant, but not dependent on McFadden. Twian Jones is a game breaker in the open field, and Goodson is going to be a great all around do all.

    I hope it’s nothing serious and he is back at preseason week two to allow a huge buffer concern to ensure all is OK.

  24. larryjames836 says: Aug 7, 2012 10:57 PM

    The New Orleans Saints are not bounty hunters that’s the name the NFL placed on our team. And you people’s thinking its Goodell know its Goodson and we aren’t outlaws. Yes Roger Goodell has draged our name through the mud, but we would never hurt Goodell or know other players that plays the same sport we do. This is why Drew Brees talks the way he does because of what people’s say like this person said he was wondering what Goodell was doing at the Saints practice field for the Saints to do a helmet to helmet hit on him. When all the time Goodson don’t spell Goodell its just the mark the NFL put on us this is just to let NFL commissioner Roger Goodell know that football is a contact physical aggressive sport. Injuries are going to happen in training as well regular game because it is what it is, so the NFL must understand they need a better injuries policy in place like the hockey players you don’t never hear these guys talking about bountys the game is what is hockey to me is more physical and aggressive than football. These guys get they nose broken, teeth knockout, fight til they can’t fight know more and get patched up and sew up but never of a year long suspension. So what is they doing the NFL not doing just don’t want to take care of they players and talking about players safety there nothing safe about football. Just pray before you go on the field that God keep you safe, when game over pray and thank God for keeping you safe, because injuries do not come from hate know players hates the other players because both sides knows what the sport is all about.

  25. nflofficeadmin says: Aug 7, 2012 11:18 PM

    God bless you crippled4life.

  26. jpmelon says: Aug 8, 2012 12:39 AM

    If that were a game, would that be a knockout? Or a cart-off? In any case, that would have been worth some money in New Orleans.

  27. despinosa8 says: Aug 8, 2012 2:34 PM

    Way to lay the wood Wheeler! There’s nothing like laying down a good snot bubbler to set the tone on D!!

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