The Raiders threw last week’s game to the Redskins, losing 27-7. They lost yesterday 16-10 but seemed to put in some effort. Oakland’s black offensive line, however, yesterday once again failed to block for their white quarterback Derek Carr, who now has a broken back. I guess he had it coming for daring to stand for the national anthem.
Derek Carr’s return to action is on hold.
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio told reporters Monday that his star quarterback is dealing with a transverse process fracture in his back.
“There’s a real good chance he’ll miss this week,” Del Rio said of Carr’s status for Sunday’s clash with the Ravens, noting that the signal-caller’s time on the shelf “could be as short as two weeks.”
A back injury of this nature typically comes with a two-to-six-week recovery period. It’s worth noting this is the same injury that plagued Tony Romo with the Cowboys back in 2014.
Carr left Sunday’s 16-10 loss Denver during the third quarter after being hit by a pair of Broncos defenders on his way to the ground. After a visit to the medical tent, the fourth-year starter walked to the locker room and did not return.