Raiders fans, hold your breath. After a tough offensive slog this Sunday, the final quarter seems to have brought even worse news.
After being pancaked, Derek Carr has left the game.
#Raiders QB Derek Carr is down on the field holding his back. Backup EJ Manuel is warming up— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 1, 2017
Following an awkward tackle, Carr had to be attended by medical staff. He did limp off under his own power, but made his way to the locker room shortly after to be evaluated.
The fourth-year signal caller who just signed a massive five-year, $125 million contract this offseason, is undeniably the heart and soul of the team, and any time missed would be a disaster for the team.
Raiders QB Derek Carr now leaving the field, hurt. Marcus Mariota and Carr, injured on same day last season, both hurt today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 1, 2017
EJ Manuel will take over under center until the Raiders get further clarity on the situation. For now, it's being ruled a back injury.