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Raiders put D.J. Hayden on PUP list after foot surgery

D.J. Hayden AP

A number of teams might have been worried about D.J. Hayden’s heart scare prior to last year’s NFL Draft.

But Hayden’s biggest problem at the moment is all the other parts.

According to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, the Raiders cornerback suffered a stress fracture in his foot which had to be surgically repaired.

The surgery was done four weeks ago, and Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Hayden’s recovery was estimated at between four and eight weeks. For now, he’s on the active/physically unable to perform list.

That could well take him out of training camp altogether, which would be a blow for the team and last year’s 12th overall pick.

It’s a big setback,” veteran defensive back Charles Woodson said Wednesday, before it was known Hayden had surgery. “As I’ve said many times, the most important thing in this game is being out on the field. There’s only so much being in the film room and studying plays can do for you. It can only take you so far. You need to be out there. . . .

“Hopefully it’s not anything that’s going to hold him out the whole camp. Hopefully he doesn’t have to worry about being on a [physically unable to perform list] or anything like that. He’s a guy we feel can help us out around here. It has the potential to be a setback. Hopefully it’s not.”

After fighting through the heart injury which nearly killed him, and complications from an abdominal surgery last season, Hayden hardly needs any more hurdles.

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11 Responses to “Raiders put D.J. Hayden on PUP list after foot surgery”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jul 24, 2014 4:46 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings have the third best winning percentage in the NFL.

    What do the pathetic Raiders have?

  2. Heretopissuoff says: Jul 24, 2014 4:47 PM

    Dj Hayden I’m so close to being done with u…. Ur making the best franchise in the NFL suffer
    Khalil Mack> Clowney and Barr

  3. 1nationraidernation says: Jul 24, 2014 4:49 PM

    get well!

    Go Raiders

  4. goraidersgospurs says: Jul 24, 2014 4:51 PM

    Starting to think the Raiders & Sixers have the same owners!!!

  5. erock27 says: Jul 24, 2014 4:54 PM

    Was a risk on drafting him after that horrific injury he had .

  6. pooflingingmonkey says: Jul 24, 2014 5:01 PM

    The Raiders have made a habit of botching their first round picks, so this is no surprise. Moving forward, they may as well just trade their picks (like the Bengals – Carson Palmer fiasco) for actual players. And try not to be shocked when Khalil Mack turns out to be a bust, too.

  7. araidersfan says: Jul 24, 2014 5:30 PM

    Absolutely no excuses for McKenzie for what looks like a horrible 2013 draft.

  8. dumdolt says: Jul 24, 2014 5:57 PM

    What do the pathetic Raiders have?

    A 32–14 spanking over your Vikes for a Superbowl win. Any other questions?

  9. niceguymoe says: Jul 24, 2014 6:04 PM

    thepftpoet says: Jul 24, 2014 4:46 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings have the third best winning percentage in the NFL.

    What do the pathetic Raiders have?
    ——————————————————

    Wrong info. Raiders have a better historical winning percentage than the vikings… and 3 Superbowl Wins!

  10. talkingheadsknowall says: Jul 24, 2014 6:08 PM

    Looks like DJ is modeling his career after Darren McFadden……….Oh My!

  11. desertrace21 says: Jul 24, 2014 6:10 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Jul 24, 2014 4:46 PM
    The Minnesota Vikings have the third best winning percentage in the NFL.

    What do the pathetic Raiders have?

    ————————————————-The Vikings have the 8th historically. The Raiders ninth. Separated by one tenth of a percentage point. I know it is your bit to be obnoxious about the Vikings and you probably are not even a Vikings fan.. But your lack of facts still makes you like stupid. To make it better, Dumbolt’s Chargers are barely over .500.

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