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Barring "setback", Derek Carr will start for Raiders vs Chargers

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After being limited in practice all week, Derek Carr is officially questionable on the Raiders injury report. All indications, however, are that he will be ready to go for the game.

Head coach Tony Sparano said early this week that he was taking it one day at a time with Carr and Friday, he said barring any unforeseen setbacks, Carr will start for the Raiders on Sunday when they face the Chargers.

"As long there's no setback tomorrow, any of those type of things," Sparano said of Carr starting Sunday. "We're honestly taking this one day at a time. We get here tomorrow and all's good, and we're good."

Carr has been confident all along about his chances of starting and on Wednesday even said he would not need to wear a brace on his sprained knee or sprained ankle.

The rookie quarterback suffered the injury prior to the bye week when the Raiders played the Dolphins in London. He left in the third quarter of the game and was replaced by Matt McGloin.

Matt Schaub did not make the trip to London due to a family matter he had to attend. Sparano would not reveal who the primary backup would be in this game, saying Schaub and McGloin shared reps with the second unit this week.