Pryor not concerned about knee injury
Terrelle Pryor threw for a career-high 288 yards and rushed for 94 yards before leaving in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. (USATSI)
OAKLAND -- The Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor sustained a left knee injury near the end of Sunday's 49-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. It isn't cause for serious concern.
While Pryor hasn't been formally diagnosed and will be evaluated further on Monday morning, the third-year pro considered the injury minor, that the joint felt stable and he felt little pain. He was comfortable moving the knee, and demonstrated its mobility and ease of use for the press.
Pryor said the injury happened when he was tackled in the fourth quarter, although he didn't reference a specific play. Coach Dennis Allen said he planned on going to backup Matt McGloin when Pryor came out, because the game was completely out of hand. The knee ailment confirmed that decision
"Coming out was a precaution," Pryor said. "There was nine minutes left in the game. We weren't coming back. We thought we should take care of it and give it some ice."
While he will undergo further tests on the knee, Pryor wasn't worried about the situation or his playing status.
"The first thing they asked was if it was wobbly. It isn't. Not at all," Pryor said. "I can bend it and turn sideways. It's a little sore, but I'm good."