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Raiders' Heyward-Bey resting at home

Alameda, CA (Sports Network) - Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward- Bey was released from a hospital Monday morning after spending the night for head and neck injuries.

Heyward-Bey was carted off the field during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against Pittsburgh after taking a hard hit, but the team on Monday said he is back home.

"Darrius Heyward-Bey was released this morning from Eden Medical Center after spending the night under observation," the Raiders said in a statement. "He is resting at home with a concussion and neck strain, and expected to make a full recovery."

Heyward-Bey was hurt while trying to make a catch in the end zone in the fourth quarter of Sunday's contest. Pittsburgh's Ryan Mundy delivered the hit, striking Heyward-Bey in the jaw with the top of his helmet.

The receiver's head hit the turf first as he fell, and medical personnel attended to him for several minutes before a cart wheeled him off the field. He was responsive and gave a thumbs up to the crowd as he departed.

Heyward-Bey had two catches for 14 yards with a touchdown in Oakland's 34-31 victory before leaving the contest. He has nine receptions for 98 yards in three games this season.

09/24 14:37:11 ET