Derek Carr Injury: Raiders QB Leaves Game Vs. Broncos With Back Issue

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by Nicholas Goss on Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 6:52PM

UPDATE (8:00 p.m. ET): The Oakland Raiders appear to have dodged a bullet with quarterback Derek Carr’s back injury.

coach Jack Del Rio says QB Derek Carr is dealing with back spasms. Del Rio doesn’t believe it’s a long-term issue

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)

ORIGINAL STORY: Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr left Sunday’s Week 4 road game against the Denver Broncos with a back injury and , according to the team.

Former first-round draft pick EJ Manuel has replaced Carr at quarterback.

Carr suffered the injury after being tackled in the third quarter. The Raiders were losing 16-7 at the time of the injury, and they are in danger of falling to 2-2 with back-to-back losses.

The 25-year-old signal caller suffered a season-ending injury late in 2016 that forced him to miss Oakland’s AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Texans.

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