After being taken off on a stretcher in his team's preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers on Friday, Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore has avoided serious injury to his neck and is day-to-day, coach Dennis Allen said.
Moore was taken to a local hospital for evaluation after Friday's game, and Allen said X-rays were negative, calling the injury a neck strain. Moore then returned to Lambeau Field.
Moore moved his legs back and forth while face down on the field after pursuing running back DuJuan Harris. It appeared Moore might have been hit in the head.
Trainers placed Moore on a board and moved him to the stretcher, where he was immobilized. The second-year player gave a thumbs-up as he was taken off the field while the crowd gave a standing ovation.
Moore, 24, was a third-round pick out of Connecticut in 2013. He started 11 games as a rookie and had the inside track over Miles Burris for the job.