Updates from Saturday, AUg. 23
CSN's Scott Bair has the latest on Carr:
Derek Carr should play Thursday vs. Seattle.— Scott Bair (@BairCSN) August 23, 2014
Updates from Thursday, Aug. 21
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:
From #Raiders: QB Derek Carr (concussion, ribs) back at practice with extra rib padding. DJ Hayden works off to the side, trying to get back— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 18, 2014
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:
#Raiders coach Dennis Allen said rookie QB Derek Carr suffered a concussion last night. Before that, "I thought he was better in this game."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 16, 2014
ESPN's Paul Gutierrez has the latest on Carr's x-rays:
Carr took to Twitter to talk to his fans on Saturday morning:
Thank you everyone for your prayers! I will be just fine and can't wait to get back out there and help us Win some more!!!!! #RaiderNation— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) August 16, 2014
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:
DE Larry Webster put all his weight into tackling Raiders QB Derek Carr on that last play. Carr pointed to his midsection.— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) August 16, 2014
Austin Murphy of Sports Illustrated provided an update on the young player's injury:
Derek Carr to Raiders team doctor in bowels of stadium just now: "I just heard a crunch. I don't know if my rib's broken. But it hurts."— Austin Murphy (@si_austinmurphy) August 16, 2014
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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