Latavius Murray says he is symptom free from concussion


Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray had his Sunday ended by a helmet to helmet hit by safety Mike Mitchell on a play that caused a fumble and an end to Murray’s afternoon. Murray was then placed on the NFL’s concussion protocol for this week, leading to some concern over his playing status for Week 10 against the Minnesota Vikings.

According to Murray himself, those concerns should be minimal as the AFC leader in rushing yards says he is symptom free from concussions. Indicating that he is very likely to be cleared and good to go on Sunday when the Raiders host Adrian Peterson’s Vikings.

Murray told the media on hand at the Raiders facilities on Thursday that despite being uncertain for Sunday that he is symptom free. A positive indicator if Murray is in fact telling the truth about his progress from the big helmet to helmet hit from Mitchell last week.

Murray could still not be cleared, but the fact that the running back is saying he is symptom free is a positive indicator even if there is a chance he still could miss what is a massive game against the Vikings. Hitting his stride in recent weeks, Murray’s concussion protocol is now an important part of the Raiders season as if their leading rusher can’t play the running game could stall without him.