NAPA -- Raiders running back Mike Goodson was taken from the field by ambulance Tuesday following a hit delivered by linebacker Philip Wheeler.
"Mike Goodson had a neck injury; we're not sure of the extent of it right now," coach Dennis Allen said after practice. "He did have feeling in his extremities, which is good news. We'll monitor that throughout the night."
Goodson caught a short pass during an individual drill inside the 20-yard line, turned up field and was met by a crunching blow by Wheeler. The force of the hit knocked out Goodson's mouth piece.
The running back was immediately tended to by Raiders trainer Rod Martin and the athletic training staff. His face mask was removed, and teammates Denarius Moore and Taiwan Jones knelt down beside him as he was treated.
General manager Reggie McKenzie came to the scene of the injury as practice carried on as usual down the field. Napa Valley Fire Department members arrived first, and an ambulance was driven on to the field once a tarp was cut free covering an entry gate at Redwood Middle School.
Medical personnel strapped Goodson to a board, his helmet still secure, and he was placed into the ambulance and taken to an undisclosed hospital. The procedure was normal and in accordance with potential injuries to the head and neck.
The hit by Wheeler was delivered with much more contact than the usual training camp hit, with players usually backing off after an initial hit
Goodson was enjoying an excellent training camp after arriving in a trade with the Carolina Panthers for offensive lineman Bruce Campbell.
With Jones out because of a hamstring injury, Goodson was getting more work than starter Darren McFadden, whom the Raiders are attempting to keep healthy for the regular season.