The Raiders were convinced cornerback D.J. Hayden had a clean bill of health when they drafted him 12th overall.
Now, they may have another problem to worry about.
According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Hayden is out for the rest of OTAs with an abdominal injury. Allen wouldn’t get into specifics of Hayden’s condition, but said he’s currently in the hospital, after the injury cropped up last week.
Allen also said Hayden’s expected to return from training camp, which is good news.
Considering the near-fatal heart injury he suffered in college, there’s always going to be breath-holding when Hayden’s name comes up. The hope is that this is unrelated, and not serious.