The Oakland Raiders suffered a scare this past week after rookie quarterback Derek Carr went down with a concussion, but more than that, the signal caller thought he had suffered a broken rib.
That’s the last thing the Raiders needed to hear, but thankfully it seems as if all is okay for the former Fresno State talent as the Oakland Raiders cleared their rookie for practice on Monday afternoon.
It’s actually a little odd to clear Carr given it has only been a few days since the reported concussion, though maybe initial injury reports didn’t tell the whole truth and Derek Carr wasn’t as injured as initially thought. Either way, he’s being allowed back on the practice field which is understandably good news for the Oakland Raiders.
From #Raiders: QB Derek Carr (concussion, ribs) back at practice with extra rib padding. DJ Hayden works off to the side, trying to get back
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 18, 2014
There hasn’t been any significant confirmation of the rib injury though given the extra padding to his ribs, it’s clear there was some type of issue though thankfully it doesn’t appear to be serious.
Assuming there are no problems during practice this week, it seems as if the Oakland Raiders will give Derek Carr a significant amount of time against the Green Bay Packers on Friday. It’s still likely that Matt Schaub will open the season as Oakland’s starting quarterback, though Carr could certainly add some pressure with a nice game against a rather solid Packers defense.