Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor suffered a concussion on Monday night after he took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard late in the game. Like any other player who suffers a head injury, Pryor’s status for next week’s game is in question. The league may want him to be examined even more closely after a tweet he sent on Tuesday morning.
Sorry about the loss RaiderNation. I don't remember much ! Good hit by whoever it was. I heard our team fought well .. We will be back!
— Terrelle Pryor (@TerrellePryor) September 24, 2013
A few minutes later, Pryor tweeted that he feels “great.” As we know, the NFL now takes head injuries more seriously than ever. The league recently agreed to a $765 million settlement with roughly 4,000 former players who had sued, and it will do everything it can to avoid similar lawsuits in the future. Pryor will have to go through a series of league-mandated concussion tests to be cleared this week.
Woodyard’s hit occurred within the tackle box, so it appeared to be legal. That being said, you always worry about players who had their squash rattled so hard that they essentially blacked out and can’t remember anything. During the preseason, Buffalo Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb reportedly struggled to answer simple questions like “where are you?” after he suffered another concussion. He could now be facing retirement. Expect Pryor’s tweet to be taken seriously.Google+