During the Oakland Raiders (1-2) 37-21 loss to the Denver Broncos (3-0) on Monday Football Football last night, quarterback Terrelle Pryor when he was hit by Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard late in the game and suffered a concussion.
According to ESPN, the injury puts Pryor's status in doubt for Oakland's Week 4 contest against Washington.
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
Though he may not play next week as a precaution, Pryor's injury does not appear to be immediately serious and he went as far as to tweet that he feels great.
I feel great by the way! Thanks for the concern ! Go Raiders!— Terrelle Pryor (@TerrellePryor) September 24, 2013
When asked about the hit, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, who coached Woodyard as Denver's defensive coordinator from 2008-2010, responded:
"(It was) within the rules, it's inside the tackle box," Allen said. "But it was a pretty good hit."
If Pryor continues to improve as a passer, future contests against him may become something Broncos fans will want to forget. Though he is currently quarterbacking a struggling team, the 6'4, 233-pound second-year quarterback is athletic as they come and has shown potential in his four NFL starts.
On Monday, Pryor went 19-of-28 for 281 yards and a score while adding 36 yards on the ground. Two weeks ago, Pryor threw for 217 yards and rushed for 112 more in a 21-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Pryor is gifted, and if he can stay healthy, he will evolve into a dangerous threat and a menace to play against for many years to come.