Louis Murphy struggling with post-concussion symptoms

Raiders receiver Louis Murphy remains out of practice as he deals with symptoms stemming from a concussion he suffered last week.

Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Murphy is having trouble with sunlight and might not be back for a couple of days.

Murphy had a bad headache after he was kneed in the helmet by teammate Nnamdi Asomugha during practice Friday. Murphy says it was the first concussion he has ever suffered.

Raiders coach Tom Cable says Murphy will need to pass a series of neurological tests before the team allows him back on the field.

A 2009 fourth-round draft pick out of Florida, Murphy is coming off a very strong rookie season during which he led all Raiders wide receivers with 34 catches for 521 yards and four touchdowns.

10 responses to “Louis Murphy struggling with post-concussion symptoms

  1. thegoldengod says:
    August 2, 2010 9:45 AM
    34 -521-4 is a very strong rookie season?
    it was last year for the raiders

  2. thegoldengod says:
    August 2, 2010 9:45 AM
    34 -521-4 is a very strong rookie season?
    With Jamarcus Russell throwing you the ball for most of the season? Yes, those are pretty good rookie numbers.. not to mention, he had two touchdowns taken away from him.. .most memorable the one in the first Monday Night Game of the year when they actually did beat SD, but the refs stole the game from them.

  3. Cable could do what one other “Raiders” coach did and have him stand in a cool, dark shed and he wouldn’t have to worry about his daddy complaining to ESPN. 🙂

  4. thegoldengod doesn’t think Murphy’s rookie numbers were very impressive. Most rookie wide receivers drafted in the fourth round are lucky to get playing time on special teams. Whether it was because of injury or lack of production by the other receivers Murphy got a chance to prove himself and took advantage of it. Besides his numbers he proved himself to be an excellent downfield blocker. That type of effort got the attention of the coaching staff who are now looking for him to contribute more on offence. I think his rookie season was a huge success.

  5. # thegoldengod says: August 2, 2010 9:45 AM
    34 -521-4 is a very strong rookie season?
    For a fourth round pick, yes, that is a strong rookie season. Especially when you consider he was on one of the worst passing offenses in the NFL last year.

  6. thegoldengod – you must not follow football or perhaps you don’t understand the English language or maybe you just have a problem with Murphy because he plays for the Raiders, because 34-521-4 is “very strong” for a rookie.
    It’s not mind-bending, it’s not amazing or incredible, but “very strong” is a perfect characterization for most any rookie WR with numbers like that, especially a 4th rounder.

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