Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr left Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter after being hit awkwardly in the back.
Carr would not return to the field in the Raiders 16-10 loss to the Broncos, and it appears the Raiders will have to find a way to win without him for a little while.
Head coach Jack Del Rio announced Monday that his star quarterback has a “transverse process fracture” and could miss anywhere from two weeks, or maybe more.
Coach Del Rio announced QB Derek Carr has a transverse process fracture.
"It could be as short as two weeks — it could be longer." pic.twitter.com/hJsR7Ld196
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) October 2, 2017
Veteran EJ Manuel took over for Carr and looked ready for the moment, completing 11-of-17 passes for 106 yards and one interception. The Raiders will have to move forward for the near future with Manuel as their starting quarterback and second-year quarterback Connor Cook as the backup.