Hand injuries are nothing to wag a finger at, as Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor discovered on Sunday (sorry, I couldn’t pass up the chance at that punny lede).
Pryor suffered an injury to his middle finger on his right hand against the Bills on the first play of the second half. To Pryor’s credit, the fourth-year pro fought through it and finished the game.
Pryor aims to do the same on Sunday, planning to play through the pain of the injury.
"I spent a lot of time with our doctors and stuff on the East side of Cleveland yesterday creating one of these for me to walk around and create something for me to play as well," Pryor told the media today. "[Head athletic trainer] Joe Sheehan had something created as well. I was able to practice with like a cast on top of this and then tying this stuff back and bringing it back to my wrists and tying it up so my finger stays back so I'm excited about that."
The Browns’ new standout wideout practiced Tuesday, and had no problems, according to quarterback Robert Griffin III and head coach Hue Jackson.
Pryor stands on the precipice of a 1,000-yard season, with 67 catches for 877 yards and 4 touchdowns on the season. The former Buckeye is set to be a free agent at season’s end.
But first, Pryor must finish the season and then have surgery soon after it concludes.
We’ll see if Pryor can battle through and help the Browns stumble into a win in the last two games.