ALAMEDA -- Raiders running back Latavius Murray was virtually unstoppable in Thursday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The opposition couldn't, but a concussion certainly did.
The second-year pro, who earned 112 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries, must go through the NFL protocol related to concussions before being clear to practice or play.
Interim head coach Tony Sparano didn’t have an update on Murray's status, and there is no need to take concussion tests now, not with the next Raiders practice a few days away.
Murray posted a message on social media saying, “I’m good,” but that will ultimately be for doctors to decide. Here’s his full post:
last night was one to remember. thanks for the love RAIDERNATION. im good http://t.co/ENVbqzRo3m— Latavius Murray (@LataviusM) November 21, 2014
Raiders fans loved what they saw from the young rusher, and hope he can return in time to play the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 30. He earned the chance to shine by making positive impressions in practice.
"Latavius played nine plays yesterday," Sparano said. "The plan was to play him more, no question about it and he had things going pretty good, ran the ball hard, and he’ll continue to get more snaps, but like any young player there is a progress that you’ve got to see before you feel like you’re going to put him out there and just put him into those situations. I’ve had to see that in practice, and, little by little, I’ve seen it and this has been kind of been where it has gone. In other words, it's getting to a point where he should be getting more snaps.”