Originally published on SBReport.net on May 28, 2013
UPDATE: The Raiders have stated that he was admitted into the hospital late last week to have a procedure done to remove scar tissue from his abdominal region. There is currently no timetable for when he will be released from the local hospital.
The Raiders continued their offseason workouts with the second Organized Team Activity on Tuesday in Alameda, Calif., but rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden was not present.
Head coach Dennis Allen spoke with the media following practice and acknowledged that the 12th overall pick is currently in a local hospital with an abdominal issue.
Allen wouldn't get into specifics with the injury but stated that it has not been determined if it is associated with the nearly fatal injury suffered by Hayden during a practice last season.
"We can't rule that out, obviously, but right now I don't know exactly what the correlation is to it but we don't anticipate it being an issue," Allen said.
Hayden was rushed to the hospital on Nov. 6 of last year after a collision in practice that ruptured the main vein responsible for pumping blood to the lower body. The injury is commonly seen in car accidents and is fatal the majority of the time.
Allen says the problem arose either on Tuesday or Wednesday after last week and is hopeful that he will see the young cornerback on the field in time for training camp, which the Raiders are set to begin at the end of July.
"He will probably be out the rest of the offseason and be ready to go for training camp," Allen said.
The first-round pick was admitted to the hospital late last week for a procedure to remove some scar tissue from his abdominal region. The Raiders have stated that it is still to early to have a timetable for his release out of the hospital.
Hayden's will have some extra work when he gets back on the field as young players grow greatly from their playing time during offseason workouts.
"It's obviously not a good thing from a football standpoint," Allen said. "As a rookie, you need all the reps you can get and all the work you can get and then obviously, when you combine that with Tracy [Porter] being out most of last week and potentially this week, we'll see, that kind of sets us back a little bit."