Raiders coach Jack Del Rio told reporters Monday that his star quarterback is dealing with a transverse process fracture in his back. An injury of this nature usually comes with a two to six week recovery time. Remember this is the same injury that plagued Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo back in 2014.
Carr left the game against the Broncos this past Sunday in the third quarter. After a quick visit to the medical tent, Carr went to the locker room and never returned. His absence from the field means that backup quarterback EJ Manuel will be taking the snaps. Manuel went 11 for 17 for 106 yards and a pick when he came in for Carr in Sundays contest.
Carr’s return can’t come soon with the Raiders set to play the Chargers in Week 6 and Chiefs in Week 7, two division rivals, before squaring off with the much improved Bills. It’s not clear if he’ll be available for any of those contests.
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