Raiders QB Derek Carr Has Broken Fibula

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio announced that Derek Carr has suffered a broken fibula. There is no timetable for Carr’s return, but he’ll undergo surgery tomorrow. Del Rio said that he is out “indefinitely” and did not formally rule him out for the year, but it’s hard to imagine Carr making a postseason return. "<strong

Carr went down in the fourth quarter of today’s game against the Colts after taking a sack. He grabbed his leg, screamed out, and motioned for team trainers. Instantly, it was clear that Carr had suffered a serious injury. Now we know the extent of the damage and it’s a crushing blow to a Raiders team that seemed poised for playoff success.

With Carr under center, the Raiders have clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2002. They are 12-3 after today’s win over the Colts, but that’s little consolation for Oakland fans as they prepare to move ahead without their star QB. They will now start Matt McGloin with rookie Connor Cook behind him. The team may opt to add a third healthy QB in the coming days.

Carr has 25 touchdowns against six interceptions on the year, making him Pro Football Focus’ No. 7 ranked QB in the league heading into today’s games.

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19 comments on “Raiders QB Derek Carr Has Broken Fibula

  1. Sports

    “With Carr under center, the RAMS(?!) have clinched a playoff berth?”
    Ummm…

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  2. Kia Sportage Off-roader

    Hmm so are the Raiders still “back”?

    They weren’t winning a thing anyways. Probably in two years or so they can be legit dominant. Fix the D, get an RB. Carr should improve too.

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  3. madmanTX

    Congrats to the Rams on jumping conferences and clenching an AFC playoff berth. Nice job.

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  4. Trent Cole has a history of ending seasons. He didn’t do Carr and favors by twisting him like a cork screw

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    • warpaint

      It’s not flag football. These guys train to play hard and play rough. If you don’t want to get hurt maybe you should stick to poker.

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  5. Get better CARR! We are all praying for you. Terrible way to end season. Enjoy your family!

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