The Oakland Raiders have received a dose of bad news today and it comes with one of their offensive leaders. Derek Carr will be out between 2-6 weeks with a fractured back, after suffering the injury on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
As for now, the Raiders do not know how long their star quarterback will be out, but as a team, they do not look good without him. They were already struggling a bit with him under center and now the offense will be set back even more if he’s out an extended amount of time.
They might not even make the playoffs.
Carr sustained the back fracture in the third quarter on a sack, after receiving pressure, and landing awkwardly. He immediately clutched for his lower back and was helped to the locker room. He did not return to the game and Oakland ended up losing 16-10.
The exact injury is a transverse process fracture, which has been seen by the likes of Cam Newton and Tony Romo, respectively. Each just missed one game with the injury, but the Raiders may be keeping things cautious or not alluding to something worse as of now.
E.J. Manuel will start at quarterback for Oakland on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
Here is the upcoming schedule for the 2-2 Raiders: