Derek Carr Injury: Updates on Raiders QB's Concussion and Return

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 16, 2014

USA Today

Updates from Saturday, AUg. 23

CSN's Scott Bair has the latest on Carr:

 

Updates from Thursday, Aug. 21

Kevin Patra of NFL.com provides an update on Derek Carr's status:

Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr won't see action in Friday's preseason tussle in Green Bay

Coach Dennis Allen said Carr has been cleared from a concussion, but the quarterback still has sore, bruised ribs and the team doesn't want to expose him to injury, per NFL Media's Steve Wyche.

Updates from Monday, Aug. 18

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com passed along Derek Carr's status after his injury:

Original Text

Derek Carr had a promising start to the preseason, but the Oakland Raiders quarterback has suffered a setback that will keep him out for the immediate future.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com provides the latest details:

ESPN's Paul Gutierrez has the latest on Carr's x-rays:

Carr took to Twitter to talk to his fans on Saturday morning:

In the team's preseason game against the Detroit Lions, the rookie quarterback was chased out of the pocket by defensive end Larry Webster. The end result was not pretty for Carr, as described by Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times:

Austin Murphy of Sports Illustrated provided an update on the young player's injury:

It seems that on one play, Carr picked up both a concussion and a significant rib injury. This combination does not bode well for an immediate return.

The one bright spot—as head coach Dennis Allen noted—is that the quarterback was playing well before being removed from the game. He completed nine of his 16 passes for 109 yards, including a three-yard touchdown pass to Jake Murphy.

He also showed off his strong arm while throwing in the pocket and on the run, although his accuracy and decision-making still need a little improvement.

Carr was selected in the second round of the 2014 draft. The Raiders have not shown any real plans to make him the starting quarterback, but he has been better than veteran Matt Schaub in the preseason and could make a push to the top of the depth chart.

Unfortunately, the latest set of injuries will only slow his development and keep him out of the quarterback competition for the moment.

 

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