Oakland Raiders wide receiver and Silver Spring native Darrius Heyward-Bey was hospitalized after taking a blow to the head in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 34-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pittsburgh cornerback Ryan Mundy delivered a helmet-to-facemask hit that knocked Heyward-Bey unconscious in the end zone. He was later carted off the field into an ambulance and taken to a local hospital where he is reportedly in stable condition and being kept overnight for observation.
Heyward-Bey, who was the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft out of the University of Maryland, gave the thumbs up sign as he left the field on a stretcher.
Meanwhile, Avalon junior defensive back Isaac Boyd was carted off the field with a concussion in the second quarter of Friday night’s 43-8 loss to Bullis. Boyd, who gave the thumbs up sign as he left the field on a stretcher, was taken to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. He was released Sunday
Brandy L. Simms
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