Terrelle Pryor has been one of the few bright spots early on this season for the Oakland Raiders, but his availability for next Sunday’s game against the Redskins may be in jeopardy.
Pryor suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of the Raiders’ 37-21 loss to the Broncos on Monday night. It was a helmet-to-helmet hit put on him by Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard on a second-and-goal play. Woodyard was able to rush straight at Pryor on a designed quarterback run, and levied a huge hit that stunned the Raiders’ quarterback.
Pryor stayed in the game and finished the drive, but left for the locker room afterwards, where he was formally diagnosed with a concussion by team doctors.
“We’ll see,” head coach Dennis Allen said on Pryor’s condition. “We will go in tomorrow and have an evaluation. We’ll get a better feel for where we’re at and go from there.”
Pryor had himself a fine game despite the loss, throwing for 281 yards and completing 19 of 28 passes, including a 73-yard touchdown strike to Denarius Moore that put the Raiders on the board in the second quarter.
Because he has a concussion, Pryor will have to undergo mandated concussion-related tests by the NFL in order to be cleared to play.