Las Vegas Raiders: History tells us Derek Carr will play on Sunday
Carr’s Injury History
This isn’t the first time Carr has fought through an injury so he can play on Sunday. Just last year, Carr suffered a groin injury that forced him to exit a game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Normally, an injury like that would keep a player out for at least a week or more.
But Carr returned the following week to throw for 336 yards and a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins.
Carr has also played with a broken pinkie on his throwing hand and fractured vertebrae in his back. Really, the only injury that kept Carr from taking the field was that broken ankle that he suffered against the Indianapolis Colts.
And even then, there was talk that Carr was going to try to play if Las Vegas made it to the AFC Championship game.
What makes Carr’s ability to play through injuries so impressive is that his production really doesn’t falter even when he is hurt. One would think that, with an injury that limits mobility, Carr would take more sacks or have a harder time throwing the ball. In reality, Carr is locked in at all times, no matter how much pain he is faced with.