The Raiders were on the field today for their first practice in preparation for their week 2 match-up with the Ravens Sunday. Suited up and practicing with them was quarterback Derek Carr who had left in the first half of last Sunday's game with an injury to his throwing hand.
News since then has been all positive with regard to the condition of Carr. Initial X-rays were negative, and the MRI was negative as well. It was called a bruised thumb and Carr's status for week 2 was dependent upon swelling going down.
Tuesday Jack Del Rio said Carr had squeezed a football and was able to make some tosses, claiming to have little pain just two days after wincing in pain on the sideline doing even the lightest throws with a trainer.
Del Rio spoke on his weekly radio show with Bay Area station 95.7 The Game where he said of Carr "I think he's going to be in good shape this week." He said the same when he spoke with Baltimore media Wednesday morning.
Carr's return to practice, fully suited up and throwing is proof of Del Rio's optimism his starting quarterback will be ready to go when the team takes the field against the Ravens.