Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor says he doesn’t remember much about Monday night’s loss, which he left early after suffering a concussion on a hit by Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard.
“Sorry about the loss RaiderNation,” Pryor wrote on Twitter. “I don’t remember much! Good hit by whoever it was. I heard our team fought well . . . We will be back!”
Pryor added that he’s feeling fine today, but Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he doesn’t know if Pryor will be able to play on Sunday against Washington. Allen noted that the NFL has a concussion protocol that dictates how all players who suffer concussions are cleared to return to action.
“He’s got to go through the protocol,” Allen said of Pryor. “So, we’ll look at how he’s doing tomorrow; we’ll see whether or not he’s able to go or not, and then we’ll see as the week goes on and make a determination on what we can do. . . . I think we’ve got to be prepared for any option. Obviously if Terrelle’s not able to go, Matt Flynn will be the guy. So I think we’ve got to be prepared for either scenario.”
Allen also acknowledged that Pryor stayed in the game for two more plays after suffering the concussion, but Allen said the Raiders did everything they were supposed to do according to the league’s concussion rules.
“We put him back in the game, and then when he came back over to the sideline that’s when our medical people took a look at him and decided that we needed to send him into the locker room for further evaluation,” Allen said. “Football is a tough sport and there’s going to be collisions and you try and make sure you do everything you can to take into account players safety. I think our medical people followed the protocol that’s set forth by the NFL. They followed it exactly how it’s supposed to be followed, and when we determined that he [Pryor] had a concussion we got him out of the game.”
Now the Raiders’ medical staff will determine whether to keep him out for another game.