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Raiders put D.J. Hayden on IR after sports hernia surgery

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Raiders rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden walked into the NFL with medical concerns, but a completely unrelated problem has ended his first season.

The Raiders placed the 12th overall pick on injured reserve, ending his season because of a groin injury, according to Scott Bair of He had surgery to repair a sports hernia Monday,

Hayden suffered a groin injury in practice on Nov. 6 — which was also the anniversary of the practice incident in college which nearly killed him. It was a year ago that day that he was hit in practice at the University of Houston and ruptured his inferior vena cava, a large vein near the heart.

Thankfully, the current problem pales in comparison. The Raiders waited two weeks before deciding to shut him down this year, ending a frustrating rookie season.

“I brought him in and spoke with him this morning, and I know he’s disappointed,” Raiders coach Allen said last week. “He wants to be out there playing. With the injury, he’s not able to do that.”

And now, he won’t be able to until next year.

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10 Responses to “Raiders put D.J. Hayden on IR after sports hernia surgery”
  1. calhounlambeau says: Nov 20, 2013 4:43 PM

    Another wasted draft pick.

  2. piratesofthecoliseum says: Nov 20, 2013 4:45 PM

    Damn!! Well heal up for next season! Kid is gonna be a beast!!! GO RAIDERS!!

  3. tooz72 says: Nov 20, 2013 4:48 PM

    Reggie had a horrible draft other than Moore..Hayden was toasted a lot and now done for the year..Watson hurt constantly..Tyler Wilson was a 4th rd pick and then cut and signed to the practice squad..better pick it up Reg

  4. chawk12thman says: Nov 20, 2013 4:55 PM

    Too Bad…..Hope he gets it all together and gets some quality luck to go with his quality talent.

  5. r8rsfan says: Nov 20, 2013 5:59 PM

    Hope he gets well quick because his game needs a lot of work to get up to NFL speed.

  6. schmitty2 says: Nov 20, 2013 6:38 PM

    Where are all the Raider fans with their traditional “This is the year we put it together” chant?

  7. fearthehoody says: Nov 20, 2013 6:45 PM

    Just trade all future 1st round picks, cause they cant draft a legit 1st round player to save their lives.

  8. socalraider909 says: Nov 20, 2013 7:03 PM

    I think it’s about time Reggie goes I mean Yeah he cleared the dead weight but anyone could do that and look at the last two drafts not one pick turned into anything special besides Sio

  9. 1nationraidernation says: Nov 20, 2013 7:04 PM

    ouch….well he come back with Bergstrom next year. Hopefully we will have a healthy season next year.

  10. raiderapologist says: Nov 20, 2013 8:15 PM

    They should give him the day off next November 6th.

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