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Gruden: Raiders CB Conley (neck) will be OK

Field Level Media

September 10, 2019 at 5:59 am.

Oakland cornerback Gareon Conley was carted off the field on a stretcher due to a neck injury during the Raiders’ Monday night game against the visiting Denver Broncos, but he will be OK, according to coach Jon Gruden.

Conley was taken for observation after leaving the field, and the Raiders announced that he was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

After the game, a 24-16 Raiders win, Gruden said of Conley, “He’s going to be OK. … All reports are very, very positive.”

Conley was hurt in the third quarter when teammate Johnathan Abram’s leg smashed into Conley’s head while Conley was on the turf after missing a tackle on Denver running back Royce Freeman near the sideline. Members of both teams kneeled on the ground for several minutes while Conley was being examined.

The third-year cornerback was able to signal a thumb-up to Raiders fans as he was being removed from the field.