Derek Carr: Back injury impacted play in 2017

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is well enough to play in the Pro Bowl.

But he’s finally admitting that a back injury in Week Four had a negative effect on his play throughout the year, something he denied throughout the season.

When you break three bones in your back, it doesn’t feel good,” Carr said, via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area. “I’m thankful God healed me to the point I could walk around and be able to practice. Injuries will never be something I talk about, especially during the season, but since it’s after the season, the (back issue) was one of those things that was there.”

Carr was referring to the transverse process fractures, which he played through with the exception of one game. He said he was pushing to get back on the field as quickly as possible, even if he wasn’t 100 percent.

“I had to deal with it,” Carr said. “I had to do certain things to manage it, but I just didn’t talk about it. I didn’t want it to be an excuse. It was a want more than anything else. I didn’t want it to be a reason. I couldn’t let that be a reason why I couldn’t do A, B or C.”

Whether another week or two of rest would have helped, there’s no question Carr’s play dipped this year. His completion percentage was down, interceptions were up, and his passer rating went from 96.7 in 2016 to 86.4 last season.

24 responses to “Derek Carr: Back injury impacted play in 2017

  1. The training staff is working on a device which will allow Derek to maintain his mobility on the field despite the deterioration in his back. It’s called a wheel chair.

  2. Lol wow. Ok his back limited his play during the season, so now just a few weeks after the season he’s completely healthy and he’ll be going out on the field for a meaningless game? I think he just needs more eye liner. That should do it.

  3. “billswillnevermove says:
    January 23, 2018 at 2:26 pm
    Nothing but excuses. You don’t see Brady or any other QB make excuses like this guy does. No better than his big brother David. Just as weak too.”

    What an idiot…only a few have had it and has said afterward it bothered their play…let you get that type of injury and try to go to work… you would be in line for check and food stamps at your nearest social service lol…moron

  4. Don’t remember David doing forward cartwheels for fist downs or stretching for the goal like Derek did in the loss this season. I don’t thinks he’s weak.

  5. mishutiki says:
    January 23, 2018 at 2:47 pm
    “billswillnevermove says:
    January 23, 2018 at 2:26 pm
    Nothing but excuses. You don’t see Brady or any other QB make excuses like this guy does. No better than his big brother David. Just as weak too.”

    What an idiot…only a few have had it and has said afterward it bothered their play…let you get that type of injury and try to go to work… you would be in line for check and food stamps at your nearest social service lol…moron
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    If you truly believe his back limited his play throughout the season, do you really think he’s healthy enough for an exhibition game? Either hes full of it and making excuses for his bad play, or hes putting his career on the line for a meaningless game while still injured. So which is it?

  6. I said at the time that Carr should’ve sat until the injury was healed since even at that early point it looked like the Raiders season was headed in the wrong direction (thanks mainly to the addition of Lynch).

    Carr’s play was average-at-best last season and although he deserves a lot of the blame, a lot also has to go to the o-line (especially Penn) as well as the fact that Downey (Carr’s personal choice) was a huge downgrade at OC from Musgrave.

  7. billswillnevermove says:
    January 23, 2018 at 2:26 pm
    Nothing but excuses. You don’t see Brady or any other QB make excuses like this guy does. No better than his big brother David. Just as weak too.

    It’s still wide right! Bills are 0 for 58, and they still have Tierod, clownshoes

  8. bird2urmother says:
    January 23, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    If you truly believe his back limited his play throughout the season, do you really think he’s healthy enough for an exhibition game?
    ___________________________

    Seeing as how the Pro Bowl is a complete joke and they don’t really tackle each other that hard…

    Yes

    Now go away troll

    One Nation

  9. He is making an excuse by bringing it up. If he agreed to play while not healthy, then car has to be responsible for the results. You come to work sick, then you work.

    PS I hear that Carr will be available to play winter soldier. Nice.

  10. WE BELIEVE IN CHUCKY
    WE NEED DECIPLINE
    WE ARE BACK
    RRRAAAIIIDDDEEERRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    ___________________________________
    Homer post of the month. Wake me when you do something.

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