Derek Carr is completely healed, supposedly

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On the fourth Sunday of the regular season, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered not one but, reportedly, three fractured transverse processes in his back after taking a knee to the area in a loss to the Broncos. The Monday after the sixth Sunday of the regular season, Carr is completely healed.

The Oakland injury report filed on Monday in advance of Thursday night’s showdown with the Chiefs omits Carr’s name entirely, which signifies that he’s as fine as he was before the injury. Which is impressive, given that coach Jack Del Rio initially explained that the injury would keep Carr out for 2-6 weeks.

Carr completed 21 of 30 passes for 171 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Chargers, after missing the prior Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. The Raiders have now lost four in a row after starting the year 2-0.

With the Chiefs at 5-1, it’s safe to say that Thursday night’s game is the closest thing to a must win that any team can have in Week Seven.

7 responses to “Derek Carr is completely healed, supposedly

  1. I doubt that Carr is healed and the Raiders’ season is lost. I see no logical reason for aggravating the injury and messing up his long-term career. They should start Conner Cook and give him some experience.

  2. Good idea, lets throw this kid down the drain just to win a few more this season.
    Not going to the SB this year, might as well not waste Carr.

  3. He’s fragile. I wouldn’t place much hope that he’s just going to magically become less so as he ages. I feel bad for you “nation” fanatics. You finally get a half-decent passer, and he just can’t stay healthy.

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