Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley is on the field to start practice
We’ve got good news out of Oakland, as Gareon Conley is apparently making a quick recovery. The Raiders cornerback was spotted by reporters at the open portion of the team’s practice Wednesday, according to Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk.com.
Conley went down with a scary neck injury during the team’s Week 1 win over the Broncos. The injury happened in front of a national primetime audience on Monday Night Football, so everybody was on pins and needles awaiting an update.
Fortunately head coach Jon Gruden said after the game that it looked like he was going to be alright, and everything since then has been positive. Conley himself even took to Twitter to issue an update.
“Thank you to everybody who had me in their thoughts and prayers.. I hurt my neck nothing severe and it was just protocol to get me on a stretcher and get imaging to make sure everything was ok make sure it didn’t go down my spine or anything.. I’m good to go God Bless you all,” he wrote.
The injury occurred when Conley and teammate Johnathan Abram both went crashing out of bounds, and Abram’s legs hit hard against the back of Conley’s helmet.
Conley stayed down, and was eventually loaded onto a stretched and immobilized. Thankfully, it looks like he dodged a bullet. Per Alper, Gruden said Wednesday that the Ohio State product might even be able to play in this Sunday’ game.
Abram is dealing with a shoulder injury of his own that might end his season, so the Raiders could really use Conley in their secondary. They originally drafted the young cornerback in the first-round back in 2017.