Heyward-Bey travels home with Raiders

The Raiders announced via Twitter that receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is on the flight home from Minnesota.

That is terrific news, considering that Heyward-Bey was taken off the field on a stretcher during the fourth quarter of Oakland's 27-21 victory over the Vikings. He was hurt on a play in which a Minnesota defender’s knee hit Heyward-Bey’s helmet, which popped off upon impact.

There is no immediate word if Heyward-Bey will be available to play next week against visiting Chicago. However, the fact that he is traveling with the team is a good sign.

He had four catches for 43 yards before suffering the injury.