Pryor thought he could play through injury: 'Lesson learned'
Speaking Sunday after the Raiders' loss to the Giants, Terrelle Pryor said he planned to rest the sore knee joint early this week. He is still expected to play Sunday against the Houston Texans. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
ALAMEDA – Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was a spectator during Wednesday’s practice, an attempt to rest and rehab a sprained right MCL that hindered his ability in Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants.
Backup Matt McGloin took all first-team reps and practice-squad quarterback Tyler Wilson ran the second team.
Pryor wore a jersey and a hat during the padded practice, but remained involved in the session.
Pryor said he planned to rest the sore joint early this week, but is still expected to play Sunday against the Houston Texans. If he can’t go Thursday and Friday, that could change.
The Raiders don’t have a veteran presence at quarterback. They stuck with McGloin, an undrafted rookie, as the lone reserve. He played at the end of a blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He completed 7 of 15 passes for 87 yards in his NFL debut.
Pryor sprained his knee against Philadelphia and, while he downplayed the injury’s impact, it got worse following a week’s practice. Pryor was still able to play the Giants, although his rushing ability and passing velocity decreased.
In other injury news, running back Darren McFadden missed a fourth straight practice. Rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden remained out with a groin injury. Right tackle Tony Pashos returned to practice after missing three games with an injured hip flexor.