The Oakland Raiders new starting quarterback, Terrelle Pryor, was sacked three times in the loss to the Denver Broncos on Monday night with one of the tackles by Wesley Woodyard being potentially costly for the struggling franchise.
Woodyard connected on a helmet-t0-helmet hit on Pryor late in the game that ultimately sent the up-and-coming quarterback into the locker room with concussion symptoms.
Unfortunately for the Raiders, the team’s new face of the franchise has been diagnosed with a concussion according to CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair via Twitter:
Official now. Terrelle has been formally diagnosed with a concussion. Tracy porter too. #raiders
— Scott Bair (@BairCSN) September 24, 2013
Ever since earning the starting gig under center in Oakland, Pryor has singlehandedly spark interest in this team once again. Pryor brings an exciting style of play that has many wondering whether or not this promising young quarterback may be the real deal.
During preseason, Pryor was able to beat out veteran Matt Flynn for the starting job, but may not be able to get back on the field next week giving Flynn the opportunity he’s been waiting for in Oakland. Flynn threw only two passes in the loss to the Broncos while filling in for Pryor connecting on one of the two attempts for 19 yards.
The Raiders will face off against the winless Washington Redskins in Week 4 with a hungry Robert Griffin III coming to town. Although Griffin hasn’t been anywhere near his form from his rookie season last year, the Redskins are poised for a win up in Oakland if Pryor is unable to pass the concussion tests.