Despite last night’s loss at Green Bay, there was significant good news for the Raiders.
Linebacker Sio Moore, who was taken off the field on a stretcher after being hit in the neck, was released from a nearby hospital and flew home with the team this morning.
According to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, Moore walked into the locker room wearing a large neck brace, which was encouraging to those around him.
“That’s a positive sign,” head coach Dennis Allen said. “I don’t know what kind of timeline that entails, but the most encouraging thing is that Sio is fine.”
Any time a player is taken off the field on a stretcher, it has an impact on those around him, so seeing Moore walking was a relief.
“It’s always a scary situation, especially when you hear a player say their neck is hurt on the field,” veteran safety Charles Woodson said. “I’ve seen it a couple times, and it never gets any easier. I don’t think anyone wants to play right away after something like that. Hopefully he’ll be fine and that he’ll be able to get back soon.”
In situations like this one, game timeframes become secondary, but he’ll obviously miss some time.
The Raiders also lost middle linebacker Nick Roach and cornerback Tarell Brown to concussions, and running back Kory Sheets suffered an Achilles injury.