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DHB released from hospital, is expected to make full recovery

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After a scary moment on Sunday, after a helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers safety Ryan Mundy that left Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey motionless on the field for several minutes, the team has announced that Heyward-Bey has been released from the hospital, after spending the night under observation.

“He is resting at home with a concussion and neck strain, and expected to make a full recovery,” the Raiders said.

It’s great news regarding what looked to be a much more serious injury at the time.

Heyward-Bey will not be permitted to play until he passes all league-mandated concussion tests, which are administered by an independent neurologist.

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53 Responses to “DHB released from hospital, is expected to make full recovery”
  1. East Coast Raider says: Sep 24, 2012 2:23 PM

    Wonderful to hear. Rest up and don’t come back to football until you’re ready. Raider Nation’s got your back.

  2. huskersrock1 says: Sep 24, 2012 2:24 PM

    No smart remarks here, it looked awful. Glad it wasn’t me.

  3. skoobyfl says: Sep 24, 2012 2:24 PM

    Thank God he’s ok, scary time there for a while.

  4. stoogy says: Sep 24, 2012 2:25 PM

    so atlanta we hope he is ready! raider nation baby. lets give it to denver for DHB85.

  5. medtxpack says: Sep 24, 2012 2:26 PM

    Great news!
    Mundy should be suspended a game on top of his fine. Ed Reed too.

  6. djteknision1200 says: Sep 24, 2012 2:28 PM

    This is great news!! Hope he makes a full recovery.

  7. 561bengal says: Sep 24, 2012 2:30 PM

    Best news i have heard all day!

  8. colonelcamp says: Sep 24, 2012 2:32 PM

    Great news!

  9. jimboinlimbo says: Sep 24, 2012 2:33 PM

    Good to hear.

  10. ncsteeler83 says: Sep 24, 2012 2:35 PM

    It was not a helmet to helmet hit. Mundy went for the chest and his helmet slid up into DHB’s chin/facemask area. No flag thrown. Let’s get the facts correct.

  11. armyofbastards says: Sep 24, 2012 2:36 PM

    Good to hear. Tough to believe that wasn’t flagged for H2H & defenseless receiver, though I shouldn’t be with the performances of the officials.

  12. daburgher says: Sep 24, 2012 2:37 PM

    Devastating hit.. glad he’s going to be ok.. hats off to the Raiders and their fans…. seems like everyone came together for those guys after the hit…
    - Steelers Fan

  13. radrntn says: Sep 24, 2012 2:37 PM

    Well thats a blessing…….It seems once a guy gets a concussion, the second, and so on, are
    much easier to get. Once you crack you coconut, it seems as if it is never the same again. Small hits will knock you out. I mean it was not so long ago in last years game when DHB had to get carted off as well….I just hope this has no lingering long term effects.

    Go Raiders!

  14. babych99 says: Sep 24, 2012 2:38 PM

    Good news for DHB

    Is anyone at all suprised that this came at the hands of a Steeler?

  15. connorchew says: Sep 24, 2012 2:43 PM

    never like to see an injury like that. get well

  16. mullman76 says: Sep 24, 2012 2:44 PM

    Great news. Hope to see him on the field soon.

    DHB is becoming the solid NFL receiver that Mr. Davis had envisioned.

    Look for the RAIDERS to roll the broncos up in denver, Week 4.

  17. Deb says: Sep 24, 2012 2:46 PM

    Thank God for this news. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

    Haven’t seen Mundy’s hit, so I can’t comment on that. But watching the LSU-Auburn game Saturday night, I couldn’t believe how many players on both offense and defense deliberately lowered their heads and ran helmet-first into their opponents’ helmets. They looked like rams butting heads in a pasture. If no one’s attempting to teach proper tackling technique in college, no wonder it’s an issue when they get to the pros.

  18. calibear831 says: Sep 24, 2012 2:48 PM

    Will he make it back by next week?. . .is this a selfish thought?, cuz i feel like it is, but i just want my raiders to win!

  19. clownsfan says: Sep 24, 2012 2:49 PM

    GREAT NEWS because he got straight CRUSHED.

  20. chargersdiehard says: Sep 24, 2012 2:54 PM

    Good news.

  21. 76raiders says: Sep 24, 2012 2:57 PM

    God bless you DHB! I hope you have an easy recovery. Your a true leader and an outstanding young man. The Raiders rallied around DHB after his injury and worked hard to close out the Steel Curtain by scoring the last 13 points of the game. It was amazing to watch and I just wonder if this win will turn on the light bulb for the Silver and Black. I’m sure DHB will bs out for a few weeks just to caution on the safe side. That means Denarius Moore will have to play the X and either Streater or Hagan will have to man the Y. This would be a good time for Rookie Juron Criner to step up and display his talent on the grand stage. This kid can play and it’s too bad that he’s injured as well. DHB we are going to miss your leadership on and off the field. But the team must rise above the challenge and knock Peyton Manning and the Denver Donkeys into oblivion. Peace.

  22. blackngold4life says: Sep 24, 2012 2:57 PM

    Thank God..

  23. 808raiderinparadise says: Sep 24, 2012 3:00 PM

    MUNDY launched himself head first at DHB(hands at his sides) then on the game winning drive he went helmet to helmet again with Brandon Meyers TE, he also now has a concusssion.

    he should be fined for both hits and a 1 game suspension.

    I could see Polamalu talking to Mundy on the sidelines about that hit on DHB.

    Raiders win.

  24. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 24, 2012 3:04 PM

    Praise God for that news and no, I am not surprised that it was a Steeler that did it. Worse yet Im not surprised that Steeler fans are defending the hit. Theyve gotten so used to seeing/playing dirty football that it all looks good to them.

  25. bnasu13 says: Sep 24, 2012 3:04 PM

    Get well soon, DHB! We are all praying for you! Raider Nation!

  26. chachooga says: Sep 24, 2012 3:06 PM

    The DEN LB had a much worse looking knock out play on special teams….both scary.

    football is an idiotic sport really….love it though…count me an idiot.

  27. bonniebengal says: Sep 24, 2012 3:10 PM

    Glad to hear. That was a scary few minutes. I was so relieved when he gave that thumbs up as he was going off the field.

  28. rdrs68 says: Sep 24, 2012 3:10 PM

    Does one ever fully recover from a concussion?

  29. oriolesvsravens says: Sep 24, 2012 3:21 PM

    Carson was late with some balls in traffic and I think there was another play were the wideout almost got decapitated.

  30. ncsteeler83 says: Sep 24, 2012 3:22 PM

    Troy probably told him to not change a thing. Keep it up. Raider fans don’t get too excited. You know Carson Palmer is still your QB. And Pryor as a backup? Wow great QB’s!

  31. guitarkevin says: Sep 24, 2012 3:26 PM

    Be well DHB. From a Ravens fan!

  32. ripster65 says: Sep 24, 2012 3:34 PM

    Tough hit. Glad to hear he’s ok. Also saw the look on T. Romo’s face when he got popped. Not a fan of Oakland or Dallas, but a HUGE fan of not EVER seeing dudes layed out like that.

  33. skittlesareyum says: Sep 24, 2012 3:51 PM

    Good news. I turned in after he was on the cart and when I saw the paramedic fold DHB’s arms across his chest (instead of DHB doing it himself) I feared the worst until DHB gave the thumbs up.

  34. raidmagic says: Sep 24, 2012 4:00 PM

    ncsteeler83 says: Sep 24, 2012 3:22 PM

    Troy probably told him to not change a thing. Keep it up. Raider fans don’t get too excited. You know Carson Palmer is still your QB. And Pryor as a backup? Wow great QB’s!

    ———————————————————

    Umm you know you lost the game, right?

  35. r8rsfan says: Sep 24, 2012 4:01 PM

    808raiderinparadise says:
    Sep 24, 2012 3:00 PM
    MUNDY launched himself head first at DHB(hands at his sides) then on the game winning drive he went helmet to helmet again with Brandon Meyers TE, he also now has a concusssion.
    ——————————
    I saw that too and thought that either he’s coached to play like that or is so incompetent that he shouldn’t be on the field. He drove Myers head into the ground with his helmet. I don’t think LeBeau or Tomlin condone that kind of play – they seem like good guys. There is a difference between playing physical and using your helmet as a weapon. Love and respect to DHB as he recovers. And Myers too.

  36. jjackwagon says: Sep 24, 2012 4:21 PM

    “which are administered by an independent neurologist” That is paid by the league. Independent my arse.

    Get well soon DHB but don’t come back until YOU know you are well. The NFL doesn’t last forever but traumatic brain injuries do.(a “neck strain” doesn’t leave you motionless on the field for 10+ minutes)

  37. souldogdave says: Sep 24, 2012 5:00 PM

    Pretty sick that Steeler fans, who are butt-hurt about our recent several wins against them,NCSteeler23, you are a sorry punk . Come to Oakland and talk to me, foolio!!

  38. silverblack98 says: Sep 24, 2012 5:02 PM

    Great news!

  39. whateverhommie says: Sep 24, 2012 5:05 PM

    ncsteeler83 says: Sep 24, 2012 2:35 PM

    It was not a helmet to helmet hit. Mundy went for the chest and his helmet slid up into DHB’s chin/facemask area. No flag thrown. Let’s get the facts correct.
    ———————————-

    You’re right. It wasn’t a helmet to helmet hit. It was a helmet crown to chin hit; an even WORSE and illegal hit. Nothing “slid” up to his chin. Mundy lowered his head and blindly angled high. Poor technique and an illegal result per NFL Rule 12 Section 2 Article 7(a) and 7(b).

  40. whateverhommie says: Sep 24, 2012 5:11 PM

    ncsteeler83 says: Sep 24, 2012 3:22 PM

    Troy probably told him to not change a thing. Keep it up. Raider fans don’t get too excited. You know Carson Palmer is still your QB. And Pryor as a backup? Wow great QB’s!
    ——————————————–

    And this coming from a fan who’s team got BEATEN by our Carson Palmer…SMH

    BTW, Matt Leinart is the backup to Carson Palmer…not Terelle Pryor. But hey, what’s a little thing like facts to get in the way?

  41. tdk24 says: Sep 24, 2012 5:14 PM

    Glad to hear he’s better. I’m sure the concussion will go away before that neck pain, it was probably better his body went limp, but man that had to be some bad whiplash. I’m just worried about his longevity now, didn’t he get hauled off on a stretcher last year or the year before because of a bad hit to the head? Don’t know how many more of those he can take.

  42. onebucplace says: Sep 24, 2012 5:19 PM

    To be fair it wasn’t a helmet a helmet hit — it was a helmet to face-mask hit and it didn’t even look all that bad at the moment it happened. Must have just got him at a bad angle I suppose. But good to hear he’s going to be OK.

  43. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Sep 24, 2012 5:35 PM

    onebucplace…are you frickin’ serious? You and ncsteeler83 need to go crawl under a rock. It was a BLATANT launch at a defenseless receiver and was most definitely helmet to helmet.

    And if you didn’t think it looked ‘all that bad’, then I can only hope you get hit like that someday…and we all get to see it.

  44. kpf1981 says: Sep 24, 2012 5:39 PM

    the steelers have some passionate fans, but let’s call it like it is. this was clearly a helmet to helmet, helmet to chin/fasemask or head to head hit. However you want to say it, call it like it is. don’t come on here and try to argue the facts. There should have been a flag. There should be a fine. I don’t think there should be a suspension. I don’t think it’s fair to fine one player and suspend another player just because the person he hit got injured. I think this is Mundy’s first offense.

    Come on steelers fans, be realistic and just admit it. when you try to make excuses and say it’s not something it clearly was you sound like a fool. it was a helmet to helmet hit. we got beat in oakland because we couldn’t get off the field on 3rd down and our redzone defense stunk. in fact, the defense stunk the whole game.

    sincerely,

    a steelers fan that calls it like it is

  45. sd1024 says: Sep 24, 2012 5:48 PM

    Lol @ Raiders fans complaining about cheapshots. You guys invented them.

  46. raiderapologist says: Sep 24, 2012 6:38 PM

    ncsteeler83 says: Sep 24, 2012 2:35 PM

    It was not a helmet to helmet hit. Mundy went for the chest and his helmet slid up into DHB’s chin/facemask area. No flag thrown. Let’s get the facts correct.

    These are the facts. Your team couldn’t run the ball. They couldn’t hang on to the ball. The defense stinks. The quarterback faked an injury and flopped like a soccer player in a failed attempt to get a flag. Mundy hit what he was aiming for. The Steelers lost a game they should have easily won.

  47. srr1175 says: Sep 24, 2012 8:02 PM

    Life-long Steelers fan but a scary moment to watch as a human being. Glad to see that the outlook is optimistic.

  48. joetoronto says: Sep 24, 2012 8:20 PM

    calibear831 says: Sep 24, 2012 2:48 PM

    Will he make it back by next week?. . .is this a selfish thought?, cuz i feel like it is, but i just want my raiders to win!
    *************************************************
    Absolutely no way he plays this Sunday.

    The Raiders have a bye after the Denver game, he should be back for the game after the bye.

  49. grimmlock42 says: Sep 24, 2012 8:24 PM

    As a football fan, it was kinda fun seeing some old school hitting going on this weekend. At the same time, you never wanna see a guy not get up from a hit like DHB took. After watching some of the hits this week, I definitely understand why player safety is top priority. Get well soon DHB and glad to hear that you’re gonna be okay.

  50. plumbstl says: Sep 24, 2012 8:32 PM

    This is what I saw on the last drive Ziggy Hood being blocked by a O lineman and cut by #79 behind his legs at the same time. A very dirty play I don’t know who taught him how to do this, but I hope the NFL fines him the Max for this very dirty cheap shot and his intent was very clear to end Ziggy Hoods career. Other than that a good win for Oakland

  51. plumbstl says: Sep 25, 2012 12:00 AM

    #79 you cheap shot artist I hope that the rest of the NFL has seen your work and have a plan for the rest of what I hope will be a very short career you get back what you give out!!!

  52. open1337 says: Sep 25, 2012 2:07 AM

    Glad your ok bro. Rest til the autumn wind returns….to glory.

  53. sudz28 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:44 AM

    Very glad to hear this news! Get well DHB, hope to see you suited up and back out on the turf as soon as you’re up to it.

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