ASHBURN — Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor will see a foot specialist Monday in Charlotte after being ruled out Friday with a foot/ankle injury.
Pryor said his injury has been bothering him since Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams when he was hit low by Rams safety Cody Davis. The hit led Pryor to call out Davis on Twitter, telling the safety he should aim higher “next time.”
Pryor received an MRI on Thursday, when he missed practice. The wide receiver will now travel to Charlotte to meet with Dr. Robert Anderson, who has met with other Redskins players like Jordan Reed and Jonathan Allen this season.
“Hopefully it gets better and I don’t need surgery,” Pryor said. “And I can come back and finish the season strong in the best way I can. That’s all I’m looking forward to. I don’t want to let the guys down. … They gave me a decent amount of money and I don’t believe in calling it quits.”
The Redskins and Pryor agreed on a one-year, $6 million deal in March to be their No. 1 receiver, but the wide receiver has struggled this season.
Pryor has just 20 receptions for 240 yards and a touchdown. He lost his starting role in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles and has seen limited snaps since then.
Part of his struggles can be attributed to his foot, which Pryor said turned “black and blue” and swelled up after the Davis hit. Pryor said he pushed through the injury because he could still run, but it progressively got worse.
Pryor said he re-aggravates his injury every time he gets tackled by the foot.
“I’ve been dealing with a lot of pain, but it’s our duty,” Pryor said. “…It wasn’t really helpful to me to keep on doing that. I was hurting the team by doing that. I had a good game or two that I was pretty decent, but right now, there’s the other guys who can help right now. Because I can’t really explode.”
Pryor acknowledged that his gamble of taking a one-year deal and creating demand for a bigger multi-year deal in free agency is “probably not going to work out with that.”
“I’m just going to come and compete,” Pryor said. “Whatever next year brings me, brings me. All I care right now is helping the Redskins as much as possible. As of right now, it hasn’t been working but it is what it is. I just want to do my job and help the guys.”
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