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RB Mike Goodson suffered neck injury at practice but has been released from hospital

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer
Goodson had to be taken to the hospital via an ambulance. (US Presswire)

UPDATED (11:01 p.m. ET): Some great news for Mike Goodson and the Raiders organization.


After sustaining an apparent helmet-to-helmet hit in practice Tuesday, Raiders running back Mike Goodson had to be taken from the field on a stretcher and he was taken to a local hospital in an ambulance, according to various reports on the scene.

According to one report, linebacker Philip Wheeler met Goodson head-on during a pass across the middle, and Goodson stayed on the turf. But according to CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora's source, Goodson "is doing well [and] expected to be fine."

Goodson was traded from the Panthers to Oakland in exchange for offensive lineman Bruce Campbell. He had a solid year for Carolina in 2010, running for 452 yards and three touchdowns on 103 carries while catching 40 passes for 310 yards, but he missed most of last season with a bad hamstring injury.

Goodson had been having a strong training camp in his new home. Early on, he seemed to be ahead of Taiwan Jones for the honor of backing up Darren McFadden.

UPDATED (8:36 p.m. ET): Coach Dennis Allen said after practice that Goodson had suffered a neck injury.

"He did have feeling in his extremities, which is good news," Allen said, via Rapid Reporter Eric Gilmore.

"It's scary when that happens to anybody," said quarterback Carson Palmer. "We're all praying and hoping it isn't serious."

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