Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will have an MRI on his injured right hand today and is not expected to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, per ESPN.
A second-year player out of Fresno State, Carr was injured while trying to stiff-arm Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones during a scramble on third-and-9. At the time, Carr had completed 7 of 12 attempts for 60 yards as Oakland trailed 10-0. X-rays on the hand came back negative.
Carr was replaced by Matt McGloin, who was 23 of 31 for 142 yards and two touchdowns as the Raiders lost 33-13.
Needless to say, Carr being out for an extended period of time would be a huge blow for Oakland. In his rookie season, he threw for 3,270 yards, 21 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions despite having little to no talent around him as Oakland went 3-13.
Oakland has since reached out to Christian Ponder about rejoining the team since being released at the end of training camp, and he has shown interest. Rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper briefly commented on Carr’s injury.
“It’s a huge blow,” rookie receiver Amari Cooper said. “He’s our starting quarterback and the leader of our offense. We need him. We’ll see how it plays out.”
Campus Sports will update Carr’s status as more information becomes available.
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