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Friday, August 22, 2014

Raiders Injury Update: Derek Carr out Friday's preseason game

By on 8/22/2014 07:59:00 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr has been ruled out for Friday night’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers due to concussion and rib injuries.

The news was reported via early this morning, little under a week after Carr suffered a concussion against the Lions.

According to, “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. The rookie signal-caller exited last week's game in the fourth quarter after suffering a blow. Carr pointed to his midsection, indicating an apparent rib injury.”

Many in Oakland have high hopes for Carr after being selected as the 36th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

For Fresno State, Carr lead the nation in passing in almost every single category. As a senior at FSU, Carr had arguably one of the best senior seasons to date, throwing for the most passing yards in the nation (5,082 yards, 420 yards more than the second highest passer Sean Mannion), most touchdown passes (50 touchdown passes, 10 more than the second highest passer Jameis Winston), as well as a 68.9% completion rate (would’ve been 70.08%, excluding Carr’s 217-yard performance against USC in the Las Vegas Bowl).

With Carr injured, newly-acquired QB Matt Schaub is now in the driver’s seat in Oakland with the opportunity to cement himself as the team’s true starting QB.

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