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.