Monday, March 1, 2010
Ohio State's Pryor talks surgery, rehab
By ESPN.com staff
Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor spoke with reporters Sunday for the first time since undergoing knee surgery three weeks ago.
Pryor noted that the surgery took place on his left knee, where he had a partially torn PCL. Ohio State previously said the surgery took place on Pryor's right knee.
"It's a minor surgery," he said. "Some people come back in a week. Some people, it just depends on how you heal. We are just taking a slow process because we don't have to [rush it]."
The quarterback isn't working out with the team but expects to return for the start of spring practice April 1.
"I laid at home for about five days and then I went in and started to do upper body [workouts]," Pryor said. "My upper body got real weak because I was sitting at home taking pain pills and I lost a lot of weight because I wasn't really eating. So I'm going to start getting back with the team workouts. It kind of [stinks] because you can't work out with your team."
Pryor is working out individually with strength and conditioning coach Eric Lichter, and, according to quarterback Kenny Guiton, he participated in a 7-on-7 drill last week.
It will be interesting to see how Pryor is moving early in spring ball, though Ohio State isn't going to take many chances with the junior. The Buckeyes know what they can get from Pryor as a runner, so continuing his progress as a passer will be a priority this spring. Pryor comes off of his best career passing performance in the Rose Bowl and wants to become a more balanced quarterback in 2010.