Cornerback D.J. Hayden, the Oakland Raiders first-round pick, will likely be sidelined for the off-season after undergoing abdominal surgery, says CBS Sports.
Hayden, who suffered a serious heart issue and nearly died last November, is still hospitalized, though the Raiders have characterized the latest surgery as "a minor procedure." Last November, while still in college at the University of Houston, he tore the inferior vena cava around his heart in practice, an injury that can be fatal due to blood loss.
Follow me on Twitter @TerryMc13
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
SEP 30 Jesse Lawrence
Jesse Lawrence of TiqIQ takes a look at the week's action
SEP 30 Joel Corry
A look at the players coming up big and small at the most important of times.
SEP 29 Jeff Fedotin
Better quarterback play has given Green Bay the edge.