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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Raiders Injury Update: Derek Carr suffers ankle, MCL sprain

By on 9/30/2014 07:00:00 AM

Oakland Raiders starting quarterback and second round selection Derek Carr suffered a high ankle sprain and MCL sprain in the third quarter of last Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. This news comes just weeks after original starting quarterback Matt Schaub suffered an elbow injury early in the season.

According to, “Carr's knee was twisted at the end of a scramble. Despite a heavy limp, he stayed in for one more play before it became obvious that he couldn't put any weight on the leg. He was promptly sent to the locker room for X-rays and did not return.”

X-rays on Carr's sprained ankle came back negative, however, no word has been given on the status of his sprained knee.

SB Nation outlined Carr’s injury in their weekly injury report.

According to SB Nation, “the medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a structure located on the inside of the knee that helps hold the thigh and shin bones together and stabilize the knee joint. Injuries to the MCL most commonly occur when the knee is directly hit on its outer side and bent inward. An MCL sprain describes tearing to the fibers of the ligament. When you add a high ankle sprain to the mix, the timetable for recovery is further complicated.”

Coming out of Fresno State, Derek Carr was one of the NCAA's most coveted passers. 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 an awesome 68.9% completion rate (would’ve been 70.08%, excluding Carr’s 217-yard performance against USC in the Las Vegas Bowl).

Thus far this season, Carr has completed 63.2 percent of his throws for 774 yards and four touchdowns with four interceptions and 66 yards on the ground.

The bye week will give Carr and the Raiders some time to sort out the QB situation. In the meantime though, it seems as if either Matt McGloin or Matt Schaub will be the starter come week six against the Chargers.

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