Heyward-Bey back at practice for Raiders

AP File PhotoDarrius Heyward-Bey practiced for the first time on Tuesday since his injury during the Raiders' bye week.

Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey practiced for the first time Tuesday since being hospitalized by a helmet-to-helmet hit as the Raiders worked on fixing their problems during the bye week.

Heyward-Bey took part in individual drills as the Raiders (1-3) held their first of two practices this week before getting four days off for the bye. He ran some routes and caught some passes in his first step back.

“We’re kind of at that stage, just trying to take the necessary steps,” he said. “We’ve got a plan for me, and today was step No. 1 and I feel pretty good.”

Heyward-Bey was knocked unconscious on Sept. 23 by a helmet-to-helmet hit in the end zone from Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy. Heyward-Bey appeared to be knocked out by the hit. He then crashed to the turf headfirst and his neck twisted awkwardly. He was taken to the hospital for a concussion and sprained neck.

Heyward-Bey did not practice last week as he waited to pass the NFL concussion tests. But he was able to participate Tuesday and said he plans to play in the team’s next game Oct. 14 at Atlanta.

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