The Raiders say Heyward-Bey went
home Monday morning after spending the night in the hospital under
observation. The team says he has a concussion and neck strain and is
expected to make a full recovery.
Heyward-Bey was running across
the end zone early in the fourth quarter of Oakland's 34-31 victory to
catch a pass from Carson Palmer when Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy
launched his body and lowered his helmet into Heyward-Bey's facemask.
Heyward-Bey's neck jerked
violently and his head also crashed into the ground as he lost
consciousness. The pass was incomplete. The replacement officials did
not call a penalty on the play.