Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor Suffers Concussion in Monday Night Loss but is In Great Spirits
Oakland Raiders dual-threat quarterback Terrelle Pryor continued to shine in the team’s 37-21 loss against the AFC West rival Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. Unfortunately,he doesn’t remember much of it.
Sorry about the loss RaiderNation. I don't remember much ! Good hit by whoever it was. I heard our team fought well .. We will be back!— Terrelle Pryor (@TerrellePryor) September 24, 2013
Pryor, 24, suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter and remained on the ground for a moment following a ferious hit from Broncos middle linebacker Wesley Woodyard. The 6-4, 233-pound signal-caller stayed in the game to throw two more passes before being taken to the locker room after the club failed to convert a fourth-and-goal.Raiders coach Dennis Allen didn’t address Pryor’s availability for Week 4 in the postgame press conference.
It’s a positive sign that Pryor’s in good spirits, but feeling great and being cleared to play are two different things. Pryor has played very well and improving rapidly through the team’s first three games, completing 53 of 81 passes (65.4 percent) for 624 yards with two touchdowns, two interceptions and 198 rushing yards on 26 attempts (7.6 YPC).
I feel great by the way! Thanks for the concern ! Go Raiders!— Terrelle Pryor (@TerrellePryor) September 24, 2013
His status will be pivotal as the team prepares to face the reeling Washington Redskins (0-3), San Diego Chargers (1-2) and up-and-coming Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) over the next three weeks before the bye on October 20.
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