Surgery on Buckeyes’ Pryor more extensive than expected

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor spoke to reporters on Sunday for the first time since undergoing surgery to strengthen a partially torn PCL in his left knee three weeks ago.

Pryor revealed that “there were a lot of things wrong” with the knee after his doctor initially expected to perform just a minor procedure. While the unexpected issues led to a more extensive surgery, Pryor is expected to be ready for the start of spring practice on April 1.

Before the Buckeyes’ Rose Bowl game against Oregon, Pryor revealed that he had been dealing with a slight PCL injury.

Ohio State announced in early February that the surgery would be performed on his right knee, which was not actually the case.

The quarterback has resumed strength training but is not able to participate in team workouts yet.

“You lose a type of leadership,” he said of missing team workouts. “I laid at home for about five days and then I went in and started to do upper body [exercises]. 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 completed 56.6 percent of his passes for 2,094 yards in 2009 with 18 TDs ands 11 INTs in helping lead the Buckeyes to an 11-2 campaign.

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