Derek Carr working in Thursday’s Raiders practice

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When Raiders coach Jack Del Rio announced that quarterback Derek Carr has a transverse process fracture in his back earlier this week, he said that Carr’s absence could be “as short as two weeks.”

Thursday’s practice provided some reason to believe that could be the case. Carr is on the field and doing work for the Raiders during their practice. That work includes throwing passes, as seen in a picture from Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle. Killion adds that Carr does not look “too limited” as he goes through his paces.

Left tackle Donald Penn said, via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area, that Carr told him he’s “very ahead of schedule” in his recovery, which is not unusual to hear from a player returning from injury but meshes with his practice work to suggest that it won’t be a lengthy absence.

The Raiders face the Ravens this weekend and then face the Chargers in Week Six. In 2014, both Tony Romo and Cam Newton returned after missing one game with the same injury that Carr is dealing with.

20 responses to “Derek Carr working in Thursday’s Raiders practice

  1. Oline and defense need to kick it up a notch…or two.

    The RAIDERS need to rattle off a few wins during this stretch at home or it’s going to get ugly, fast.

    Go RAIDERS

  2. Good news for Raiders fan. Hopefully he heals up quickly

    Don’t think they need Carr to be the pathetic Chargers. Ravens will be a bit tougher without him though

  3. Man, that wrist tat looks like a spring break regret, right there.

    Still, Raiders need this guy back sooner rather than later!

  4. I dont think its safe for Derek to play again behind this line. They are obviously not blocking for him because he did not sit for the anthem with them. The Raiders should sign Kaepernick. They still have a shot to make the playoffs and would be a shame to lose it over politics

  5. The o-line and Lynch put their own feelings above what’s right for the team. That’s not going to work in a team environment.
    Raiders not a Super Bowl team with that environment and will be very lucky to make the playoffs.

  6. Only bring him back when he is 100%…reps for EJ Manuel this week could help long term….after first 3 of 4 on the road to start the season, will be nice to have 3 in a row at home…don’t care how ugly wins might be without Carr- Just Win Baby!

    Go Raiders!!!!

  7. fordman84 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Hope no one finds it funny a woman is reporting on the Raiders injuries.
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    Why would they?

  8. Tinfoil hats out in full force. The line gave up 7 sacks in 2 games, for a lot of teams thats great. Hell a team gave up 10 sacks in one game. Only people that think the oline gave up are the ones who want kaep signing with oakland that have 0 football IQ.

  9. EJ will get us a win this week the Ravens aren’t that good this season …..hopefully Carr will be 100% in two weeks looks like he is on schedule !!!

    KEEP DA FAITH

    RAIDER4LIFE

  10. muthafknzeus says:
    October 6, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Tinfoil hats out in full force. The line gave up 7 sacks in 2 games, for a lot of teams thats great. Hell a team gave up 10 sacks in one game. Only people that think the o-line gave up are the ones who want kaep signing with oakland that have 0 football IQ.

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    No Kaep should never play again. But Raiders o-line did give up on Carr and let him get hurt because he was the only white player to stand for the anthem. It was a code red on Carr.

  11. I pray they don’t play him or that he is stupid enough to think he can play.Throwing the around in practice is one thing he hit full out is another thing all to together. They need to let him miss this game then he will at least have 2 weeks to recover. But to have him miss a game then lose him for the year.

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