Allen: 'We just didn't play well tonight'
Terrelle Pryor must pass a series of concussion-related tests before he is cleared to play or practice. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor suffered a concussion late in Monday night’s 37-21 loss to the Denver Broncos, and it's unclear if the 24-year old will be able to play in the team's home game against the Washington Redskins (0-3) on Sunday.
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A day later, Pryor took to Twitter to apologize for the loss and provide a number of interesting health updates.
At 8:35 a.m.:
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
At 8:37 a.m.:
I feel great by the way! Thanks for the concern ! Go Raiders!— Terrelle Pryor (@TerrellePryor) September 24, 2013
At 9:50 a.m.:
Im ready to go.— Terrelle Pryor (@TerrellePryor) September 24, 2013
Pryor was 19-for-28 for 281 yards and a touchdown with four rushes for 36 yards when he took a vicious hit from middle linebacker Wesley Woodyard. The hit, on a designed run inside the tackles near the end zone, included helmet-to-helmet contact. Pryor finished the drive, which ended with a turnover on downs at the Denver 1-yard line, but did not return.
“I have no idea (if he’ll play). I really don’t,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said after the loss. “He’s got to go through the protocol like everyone else.”
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Pryor must pass a series of concussion-related tests mandated by the NFL before he is cleared to play or practice, which may be tough given the short week following Monday Night Football.