Darrius Heyward-Bey Injury: Updates on Raiders WR’s Status and Fantasy Value

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after receiving a vicious shot from Steelers safety Ryan Mundy in the end zone.


UPDATE: Saturday, Sept. 29 at 5:00 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

Darrius Heyward-Bey will not be playing in the Raiders game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The team's Twitter announced that he had been ruled out of Sunday's matchup.

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey and TE Richard Gordon have been downgraded to "out" for tomorrow's game.

— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) September 29, 2012 After the scary hit he took during last week's game, the team is wisely remaining cautious with the wide out. 

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UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

Unsurprisingly, Darrius Heyward-Bey missed practice on Thursday. The news comes from csnbayarea.com's Paul Gutierrez:

Tight end Brandon Myers practiced, though he has yet to be fully cleared for contact, and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey missed his second straight day of practice.

Heyward-Bey's concussion/neck injury is a serious matter, and it's good to see the Raiders not attempting to rush him back to the playing field, even though he's an important cog to their offense.

We'll keep you updated as more is known regarding DHB's health.

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Heyward-Bey was eventually carted off the field, but his status has improved in the past day. According to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Vic Tafur, Heyward-Bey has a concussion and a strained neck.

If you missed the hit, check out this scary situation:

Tafur also states that, "Heyward-Bey was released from the hospital Monday, a day after being knocked out by a helmet-to-chin hit. Allen said he will make a complete recovery, but there is no time...

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