It’s like the Raiders are cursed or something. One of their few games this season in which they were rolling with a large lead late, disaster strikes with Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr being carted off the field after what appears to be a serious ankle injury.
He went down on a sack, bending the ankle around. He didn’t get up, immediately calling for trainers who helped him off the field.
Carr was replaced in the game by Matt McGloin.
On the training table, the staff cut off Carr’s shoe to get a look at it. Then a cart was brought out which took him off the field.
The Raiders were up 33-14 at the time of the injury. The Raiders soon punted and the Colts drove for a score plus a two-point conversion to make it an 11-point game at 33-22.
Even if the Raiders finish off this with a win, the loss of Derek Carr for any time would be devastating to their playoff hopes. They have already clinched a playoff spot but must win their finale in Denver to ensure they have a first round bye.
Update: Jack Del Rio announced after the game that Derek Carr has a broken fibula that will require surgery. Carr is out indefinitely.