In a shocking development, Derek Carr is officially listed as “questionable” on the official injury report.
It was assumed that the Raiders quarterback would miss Sunday’s game versus the Baltimore Ravens when head coach Jack Del Rio said his quarterback was dealing with a transverse process fracture in his back, an injury that generally comes with a two-to-six-week recovery period.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapport reported Friday that the quarterback was trying to convince the team that he could play and that there is a small chance this could happen.
“At this point it is looking very good chance for him to be back next week,” Rapoport said. “[It’s been] described to me as a chance to play this week. I know he wants to play very badly.”
It’s more than likely we will see EJ Manuel taking snaps for the Raiders but it isn’t completely out of the question that we could see Carr. Especially since the Raiders lost their last two games and Carr is extremely motivated to help right the ship. However, after the Raiders invested so much into Carr in the offseason, they should protect their investment and not allow him to play until he is 100%.