Derek Carr Injury Update: Raiders QB Has Broken Fibula
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a broken fibula in Week 16 according the head coach Jack Del Rio.
The Oakland Raiders defeated the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16. However, that’s not what anyone cares about coming out of the game. While the Raiders are one step closer to clinching the AFC West and already have a playoff berth under their belt, they’re going to be without their young star quarterback, Derek Carr, for the remainder of the year.
Late in the third quarter, Carr went down on a sack and his right leg twisted in an obviously unkind way, causing some sort of injury. He was immediately shaken up and in a ton of pain by it. Eventually, he was taken off the field, put in an air cast on the sideline, and then carted off to the locker room.
After the game, Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio spoke to the press and confirmed the worst (and what Carr said to his teammates right after the sack). Carr suffered a broken fibula on the play and is out “indefinitely” according to Del Rio:
Also according to Del Rio (and per Vic Tafur as well), Carr will have surgery on Sunday, thus making his timetable all the more indefinite.
However, it’s worth noting the unfortunate coincidence that this is the exact same injury that Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota also suffered in Week 16. When his head coach, Mike Mularkey, talked about it, the comments were that he was done for the year. Subsequently, that feels like it could be the case with Carr, though it’s not set in stone just yet.
Week 16 can just go away, though. It took two of the most exciting young players and quarterbacks in football out with the same injury. I’m done with you, Week 16, and how you rob fans of fun and great players of time to shine down the stretch.
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