Concussion could sideline Pryor for Raiders 

click to enlarge Terrelle Pryor
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  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) leaves the field late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver. The Raiders enter a short week of preparation with uncertainty at quarterback
The Raiders will begin a short week of preparation with uncertainty about who will start at quarterback as Terrelle Pryor recovers from a concussion.

Pryor was knocked out of Monday night’s 37-21 loss at Denver in the fourth quarter after a hard hit to the helmet by Wesley Woodyard. He was replaced by Matt Flynn.

Pryor will not be able to practice until he goes through the league-mandated concussion protocol.

That means the Raiders (1-2) will have to prepare for Sunday’s game against Washington (0-3) with the possibility that either Pryor or Flynn could start.

“We’ll look at how he’s doing tomorrow,” coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday. “We’ll see whether he’s able to go or not. Then we’ll see as the week goes on and make a determination on what we can do.”

Allen said the team will have to make game plans for both the mobile Pryor and the more stationary Flynn to start.

When Pryor beat out Flynn for the starting job, the Raiders tweaked their offense to take advantage of Pryor’s mobility.

That has paid off so far with Pryor leading the team with 198 yards rushing through three games.

“It’s a little bit of a challenge,” Allen said. “But that’s where we’re at and that’s what we’ve got to get ready to do. So, we’ve got to have a game plan if Terrelle’s able to go that he can go in and execute and give us a chance to win. If not, we’ve got to have something in there that gives Matt Flynn a chance to have success.”

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