Allen: Goodson hit 'unfortunate occurence'

Allen: Goodson hit 'unfortunate occurence'
August 8, 2012, 9:38 pm

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NAPA -- When Mike Goodson came out of his MRI test for his neck injury Tuesday night, the first person he saw was Raiders rookie coach Dennis Allen:

First Person I saw when I came out of my MRI was Dennis Allen! That means a lot to me! Great CoachAnd a ever better person! Support Mike Goodson (@GoodNplenty33) August 8, 2012
Goodson was injured during practice in a collision with strongside linebacker Philip Wheeler and had to be strapped to a gurney and taken out in an ambulance. Results came back negative and Goodson was back at the team hotel by 8 p.m.Allen said Wednesday he watched the hit.REWIND: Raiders RB Goodson leaves field on stretcher after neck injury
"It was not helmet to helmet," Allen said. "It was a little bit of a freak deal. Mike kind of ducked a little bit. Phillip kind of led with his shoulder a little bit and kind of lunged at him. Its things that happen in the game of football. Its an unfortunate occurrence. Fortunately Mike is fine and we move on from it."Goodson was not at Wednesday's practice but Allen would not yet rule him out of Monday's exhibition opener against Dallas at the Coliseum."I don't know," Allen said. "We'll see. We'll see where he's at. If we had to play today, obviously he wouldn't play."