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D.J. Hayden released from the hospital


There’s some good news to report about the health of Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden.

Hayden was hospitalized late last week and needed to have a procedure to remove scar tissue from his abdomen. Per multiple reports, a Raiders spokesman announced Wednesday that Hayden has been released from the hospital and is now resting comfortably at home while recovering from the procedure.

The lingering question about Hayden’s visit to the hospital is whether or not it was related to the injury to his heart he suffered while playing for the University of Houston last season. Hayden tore his inferior vena cava, the main vein bringing blood to the heart from the lower half of the body, and needed emergency surgery to save his life. Hayden’s doctor from Houston said that his understanding was that there was no relationship, but ESPN reported the opposite on Tuesday.

There will likely be more investigation into a connection as Hayden recuperates. He’s expected to be healthy in time for the start of camp.

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20 Responses to “D.J. Hayden released from the hospital”
  1. duffer58 says: May 29, 2013 5:44 PM

    Wish him well.

  2. u4iadman says: May 29, 2013 5:50 PM

    DJ – take time to recover fully. We’re in rebuilding, no need to risk injury/life. Come back when ready to dominate!

  3. sanityinsd says: May 29, 2013 5:56 PM

    As a Chargers fan, I hope this kid beats the odds and has a successful career, and plays lights out 14 games a year.

  4. jcarrillo80 says: May 29, 2013 6:01 PM

    Good to hear that he is ok and recovering at home. Heal quick D.J., we will defintely need you healthy when the training camp starts to learn the defense and participate in as many snaps as possible!

  5. r8derfan33 says: May 29, 2013 6:01 PM

    He’ll be fine. It will only make him stronger. Get well soon DJ! The Raiders and it’s Nation is behind you!

  6. grimmlock42 says: May 29, 2013 6:05 PM

    D.J. Hayden gets the Derrick Rose pass. You comeback when you’re ready kid.

  7. jerrysglassescleaner says: May 29, 2013 6:06 PM

    Wish you a speedy recovery and please be conservative. Don’t be a wuss like RG3 and speak up instead of having a Shanahan shove you in the game injured.

  8. mattsydney47 says: May 29, 2013 6:15 PM

    Good luck DJ!

  9. eaglesince86 says: May 29, 2013 6:22 PM

    hope the kid has a speedy recovery his pre-draft story should definitely resonate with anybody…truly rooting for him to succeed plus he’s from my alma mater go coogs!!

  10. raiderman81 says: May 29, 2013 7:09 PM

    I know the docs cleared him before the draft .. I just really hope this guy is not fragile or Injury prone and.actually plays well for us..just scares me since he was. A high draft pick for us. We can’t miss on that high of a pick anymore…I’m jes sayin’

  11. dekubetus says: May 29, 2013 7:18 PM

    Most likely related

  12. michaeljacksonisback says: May 29, 2013 7:21 PM

    Just hope he doesn’t ever play the Rams or else it’s lights out for this kid. Good luck DJ, wish you a great career and long healthy life!

  13. nightofthehipple says: May 29, 2013 8:56 PM

    I think D.J. is pushing the envelope by continuing his football career. I wish him well, but I will cringe everytime he is involved in contact.

  14. demolition510 says: May 29, 2013 9:10 PM

    Get healthy young man. Better now than during the season

  15. raiderapologist says: May 29, 2013 9:33 PM

    From what I read he had abdominal adhesions related to his surgery. The adhesions keep the organs from moving around freely, causing discomfort. Enjoy your dinner.

  16. 49faithful says: May 29, 2013 11:09 PM

    You hear that?!?!? It’s Al laughing from the grave as the curse continues!

  17. tiggerblood says: May 30, 2013 1:25 AM

    Did he have any other surgeries to his guts we don’t know about? Where else would the scar tissue have come from? Random scar tissue in a 20 year old, yeah right. SMH

  18. souldogdave says: May 30, 2013 1:53 AM

    There is a fine article at Blleacher report outlining what DJ had done. After abdominal surgery scar tissue can create attachments which can be removed easily. He will be ready.

  19. bwisnasky says: May 30, 2013 7:12 AM

    dekubetus says:
    May 29, 2013 7:18 PM
    Most likely related


    Thank you for your official diagnosis Dr. Dekubetus…. and you didn’t even examine him….

  20. kibblesnvick says: May 30, 2013 10:51 PM

    I think the media is erroneously unclear as to what classifies something as being related or unrelated. Is the scar tissue (and the preceding surgery to remove said scar tissue) related? Yes, of course. However, does if have any effect on the site of the initial injury? No, absolutely not.

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