Following the devastating loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 9, the biggest concern for the Oakland Raiders is the playing status of Terrelle Pryor and Darren McFadden.
Both McFadden and Pryor left the game against the Eagles on Sunday with injuries and didn’t return. McFadden has been injured for the majority of the year, but was thought to have been back to form for this week until re-aggravating a hamstring injury early in the game.
As for Pryor, the 24-year-old quarterback suffered a knee injury late in the game. Pryor headed to the locker room in the fourth quarter and was replaced by rookie Matt McGloin.
Head coach Dennis Allen gave an update on McFadden and Pryor on Monday according to Jerry McDonald of InsideBayArea.com:
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor is day-to-day with a knee sprain, while Darren McFadden’s status is more iffy given his history with hamstring strains, coach Dennis Allen said Monday.
With Pryor currently listed as day-to-day he’ll likely be under center against the New York Giants in Week 10. McFadden’s status doesn’t look as promising for this week’s game against New York with the veteran running back dealing with a hamstring injury that has already kept him out time this season.
Allen says he’s more concerned about McFadden than Pryor via McDonald:
“Obviously, with hamstrings, you never. There probably is a little more concern with Darren than there is with Terrelle.”
Although McFadden has had some decent performances this season, the writing seems to be on the wall in terms of his future with the team. McFadden made it clear before heading into the season that he wanted to prove his worth to the team, but hasn’t been able to make a case for a new long-term deal with the Raiders and might be not be re-signed in the off-season.