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Raiders Lose Pryor And McFadden To Injuries

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Both McFadden and Pryor exited early with injuries. McFadden's appears to be more serious. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
Both McFadden and Pryor exited early with injuries. McFadden's appears to be more serious. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Oakland Raiders were hit hard by injuries in Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Injuries are no excuse for allowing Nick Foles to throw a record-tying seven touchdown passes in a single game, but they certainly didn’t help.

Terrelle Pryor left in the fourth quarter with a knee injury when the game was already lost. According to NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal, Pryor said that “coming out was a precaution.” Keep an eye on this as the week progresses but it appears that the Raiders removed him to prevent anything more serious from happening.

“Good,” Pryor answered when asked about his knee. “We have to look at it further tomorrow, but it’s stable, I can walk. Nothing is wobbly or anything like that.”

"I really don’t know,” coach Dennis Allen said of Pryor. “We were going to go with [Matt] McGloin anyway there in the fourth quarter. I really was unaware that there was even injury so I don’t know exactly the extent of it. Obviously we’ll probably take a look at it in more detail tomorrow.”

The oft-injured Darren McFadden left with a hamstring injury, and he was immediately ruled out. As Rosenthal noted, that is never a good sign. He’s already missed two games with a hamstring injury this season. Given McFadden’s history and the location of the injury, this could continue to be an issue moving forward. It’s a big blow to an already weak offense.

“I’m doing alright, just kind of down about the game,” McFadden said after the game. “I tweaked my hamstring a little bit at the end so I’m just trying to ride with it right now, come in tomorrow and see what the trainers say.”