Oakland Raiders: Running Back Mike Goodson Released from Hospital
Stuart Kovacs – Aug 8, 2012
Oakland Raiders’ running back Mike Goodson has been released from the hospital after suffering a neck injury during Tuesday’s practice, according to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com.
The backup running back had to be carted off of the field on a stretcher and transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital after an apparent helmet to helmet collision with linebacker Phillip Wheeler.
At the conclusion of practice, Raiders’ head coach Dennis Allen noted that Goodson had movement in both his arms and legs which was definitely a good sign.
Allen also had to take the role of consoling the team after what was a very somber practice. He told them that they had to understand that this was unfortunately a part of the game.
This is football, things are going to happen. We don’t want it to happen, but this is football.”
Wheeler, who laid the hit on Goodson, felt miserable about sending the running back to the hospital. He was trying to be positive during a difficult time.
“I tried to pull off. I felt like I tried to pull off a little bit. I just pray for Mike Goodson, and I just hope he gets better because I don't want that feeling that I hurt somebody that bad. I'm just going to pray.”
Luckily for Wheeler and the Raiders, the prayers worked. Goodson is just fine after his CT scan and MRI were both negative.
Although he won’t practice on Wednesday, Goodson is back at Raiders’ training camp headquarters in Napa, California.
Raider Nation Times wishes Goodson, who has been doing extremely well in practice, a speedy recovery.
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