Monday night football’s game between the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos featured a scary moment when former Ohio State defensive back Gareon Conley suffered an apparent head injury.
Conley, a former Buckeyes star, had to be carted off the field and strapped to an injury board.
The third-year defensive back appeared to be motionless on the field for a little while, though he was able to give a thumbs up as he was taken off the field.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden issued an update on Conley following the game.
Gareon Conley's gonna be carted off the field. Scary stuff. Hope he's ok. pic.twitter.com/k4LlmmUITu
— #BOOMIN (@ftbeard_17) September 10, 2019
Gruden says he got word that Conley will be OK.
“I got good word on him that he’s going to be OK,” Gruden said. “Don’t know his status for the next game, but most importantly he’s alright. That was a scary hit that he took, but all the reports I have are very, very positive.”
Conley’s injury came with 5 minutes, 6 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
The Raiders ended up winning the game, 24-16.