In the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 9, quarterback Terrelle Pryor suffered a sprained MCL and was unable to finish the game as a result. Rookie Matt McGloin filled in for Pryor in the second half while the Ohio State product was checked out in the locker room.
Despite the injury, Pryor started against the New York Giants a week later on the road. Even though Pryor got the Raiders on the board quickly with a short run for a touchdown in the first quarter, the third-year quarterback struggled for majority of the game resulting in the Raiders losing a second straight game.
Apparently, Pryor’s knee injury was worse than the team initially thought due to the quarterback keeping the severity of the injury a secret according to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com:
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor fessed up Wednesday afternoon, admitting he never told the coaching staff how much his sprained knee hurt during Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants.
With Pryor struggling over the past few weeks and the Raiders still in the rebuilding process, the young quarterback was more than likely worried about his job as the starter with McGloin waiting for an opportunity.
Earlier this year, reports surfaced of the Raiders organization more interested in building around McGloin rather than Pryor. That could definitely have a player like Pryor second-guessing and wanting to stay on the field. Although Pryor was able to stay on the field with a start against the Giants, McGloin may get the nod to start against the Houston Texans.
As of right now, the team has yet to name the starter for Week 11 with Pryor’s status still up in the air.