Concussion Keeps Terrelle Pryor Out Of Practice
The Raiders’ quarterback did not practice on Wednesday as he continues to recover from a concussion sustained midway through the fourth quarter of their loss to the Broncos on Monday.
BY ZAC BOYER
ASHBURN – Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said quarterback Terrelle Pryor did not practice on Wednesday as he continues to recover from a concussion sustained on Monday.
Pryor was running the ball with 6:26 left in the Raiders’ 37-21 loss to the Broncos on Monday when he was hit by linebacker Wesley Woodyard. He stayed in the game for two more plays, finishing the drive, before leaving and being examined for signs of a concussion.
“We’re going to continue to follow the protocol exactly as it’s laid out by the NFL, and as of right now, he has not been cleared to practice,” Allen said via conference call. “He didn’t practice today, and we’ll see how he is tomorrow.”
Pryor, in his second season but first as the Raiders’ starting quarterback, has completed 65.4 percent of his passes for 624 yards while also running 26 times for 198 yards. Matt Flynn, who signed a two-year, $11.5 million contract with the Raiders in April, finished the game.
Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield said that the defense is preparing for Pryor, and not Flynn, to be the quarterback when the teams meet at O.co Coliseum on Sunday.
“He’s their guy, and I feel like if he can possibly play, he’ll play, so I’d be surprised if he doesn’t,” Cofield said. “He adds the wrinkles. Flynn, I think, will be more traditional. They’ll hand the ball to the running back, who’s an exceptional player, and rely on that part of the game plan. I don’t think it really takes a whole lot of separate preparation for Flynn. I think you prepare for the wrinkle that Pryor brings, and if he’s not there, then you handle Flynn like you handle any running team.”