Quarterback Terrelle Pryor injured his right knee in the fourth quarter of the Oakland Raiders’ 49-20 pounding at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles at O.co Coliseum Sunday, while running back Darren McFadden left in the second quarter and didn’t return due to a hamstring strain.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, Pryor was hurt after he sustained an awkward fall during a scramble.
“I have to look at it tomorrow, but it’s stable,” Pryor said Sunday. “Nothing’s wobbly or anything like that. It was just precaution. Nine minutes left in the game. We were losing.”
Coach Dennis Allen said it had already been decided to pull Pryor and have backup Matt McGloin make his NFL regular-season debut and that he didn’t learn Pryor had been hurt until after the game was over.
Pryor had big numbers in the game, throwing for 288 yards and running for another 94, but he didn’t throw a touchdown pass and was picked off twice. In the last three games, Pryor had just one TD toss and seven interceptions.
He has also run for 256 yards in the last three contests and is closing in on Rich Gannon’s Raider record for rushing yards by a quarterback. Pryor has 485 yards this season, 44 shy of Gannon’s mark of 529 set in 2000.
McFadden had five carries for 12 yards before he left. He has already missed a game earlier this year with a hamstring strain, as well.
“I’m doing all right, just kind of down about the game,” McFadden said Sunday. “I tweaked my hamstring a little bit and I’m just trying to ride with it, come in tomorrow and see what the trainers say.”
Rashad Jennings replaced McFadden and rushed for 102 yards on 15 carries, his first 100-yard game as a Raider and his first since he gained 108 for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2010 season finale.
Allen said the availability of Pryor or McFadden for practice on Tuesday is not known.
Also on Sunday, linebacker Kaluka Maiava and wide receiver Rod Streater sustained hip injuries and tackle Matt McCants injured a foot.
The Raiders head east to take on the New York Giants this Sunday.