Right away, you knew it didn’t look good.
On third and goal from the two-yard line in the first quarter of the Raiders-Chargers game, Derek Carr scrambled to his right, looking for an open receiver. There weren’t any available, but as Carr was heading out of bounds he came up limping.
After the game, head coach Jon Gruden said he doesn’t think Carr suffered a torn groin, but called the injury “significant.”
Raiders QB Derek Carr came up limping on this scramble. He is now walking to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/r4QnTdiRnW— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 18, 2020
It instantly looked like the starting QB suffered a groin injury, which is exactly what commentators Joe Buck and Troy Aikman thought. Per the Raiders, Carr has been ruled OUT.
Marcus Mariota, who signed a pretty big contract this off-season, will be the Raiders quarterback for the remainder of the game, and potentially a few weeks. Here’s an update on his injury.
Gruden said he doesn't think Derek Carr suffered a torn groin, but called the injury "significant."— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) December 18, 2020
Well, with the Raiders nearly out of playoff contention with tonight’s loss, they can see what they have the rest of the season with Mariota. He looked pretty decent having not played in a year, so it’ll be interesting to see how the Raiders look with him to close out the season.