Raiders QB Derek Carr suffers broken leg, done for season
The Raiders have already clinched a playoff berth, but now they have lost starting quarterback Derek Carr. The third-year pro was helped off the field in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against the Colts. Carr left the game after being sacked by Colts linebacker Trent Cole, who spun Carr around. Carr was trying to scramble away from pressure and Cole grabbed him from behind and twisted him to the turf. Carr grabbed the back of his thigh and motioned to the sideline.
Derek Carr underwent surgery Tuesday and will push to return if the Raiders make the Super Bowl . However, his chances of making it back to the playing field are NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Carr is considered an extreme long shot to return for Super Bowl LI.
Focusing on a report indicating that Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is an " extreme long shot " to play in Super Bowl should Raiders Should the Oakland Raiders make it to the Super Bowl without team MVP Derek Carr under center, it looks like he won’t be able to return for the big game.
Should the Oakland Raiders make it to the Super Bowl without team MVP Derek Carr under center, it looks like he won’t be able to return for the big game.
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Carr is considered an “extreme long shot” to play in the Super Bowl should the Raiders make it that far.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) QB Derek Carr, who underwent fibula surgery at LA’s Kerlan-Jobe, is considered an extreme long-shot for the Super Bowl. He will try
Carr’s current timetable to return from the broken fibula he suffered last Saturday is. That would be an indication that he’d miss Super Bowl 51 in Houston.
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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is expected to make a full recovery from surgery on his broken fibula, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport added that Carr is considered an " extreme long shot " to play in the Super Bowl should Oakland make it that far, but that he'll try to
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is considered an ' extreme long - shot ' for a Super Bowl return despite undergoing successful surgery. Rapoport is no doctor, but it does seem likely that the Raiders’ most legitimate chance of earning a Super Bowl bid and bringing home the Lombardi Trophy
Though, at least one respected surgeonthat Carr might be able to play. The quarterback himself also sent some on Tuesday.
That’s all fine and dandy, but injuries take a certain time to heal. And in reality, Carr likely won’t see the field again this season. Of course, all this is dependent on the Raiders actually making it that far in the playoffs with Matt McGloin under center. That in and of itself should be considered a long shot as well.
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