Raiders DB Gareon Conley needs his neck stabilized after teammate Johnathan Abram's leg catches him in the helmet.
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to reassure fans that he was physically fine after being carted off the field while strapped to a gurney in Monday night's season opener.
Conley was injured when he was accidentally kicked on the top of the helmet by teammate Johnathan Abram while the two were tackling Denver Broncos running back Royce Freeman down the right sideline in the third quarter.
With Conley out, the Raiders turned to rookie cornerback Trayvon Mullen, who would have to play again Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs and reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes if Conley is sidelined.
"Happy to say that Gareon Conley seems to be doing OK," Gruden said.
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 🙏🏾— Gareon Conley (@_gconley8) September 10, 2019