Following the loss to the Denver Broncos on Monday night, the biggest concern for the Oakland Raiders heading into Week 4 was the health of up-and-coming quarterback, Terrelle Pryor.
With Pryor suffering a concussion in the loss and unable to finish the game as a result, the 24-year-old must pass concussion tests required by the NFL in order to get back on the field this weekend against the Washington Redskins.
Fortunately for the Raiders, Pryor passed those tests on Thursday officially clearing him for practice according to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez via Twitter:
#terrellepryor IS at #raiders practice, stretching sans helmet
— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) September 26, 2013
With Pryor back on the practice field, the Raiders’ coaching staff will likely have him as the starter against the Redskins on Sunday. Backup Matt Flynn was set to assume the starting role for Week 4 in the event that Pryor would be unable to go due to the injury.
Although Pryor is back on the practice field and is participating, the Ohio State alum may still miss Week 4 if the coaching staff believes they may be rushing him back on the field too soon. So far, all indications seem to be pointing to Pryor being back on the field to face the Redskins as the Raiders attempt to get back to .500.