Derek Carr Injury Update: Raiders QB to Undergo Surgery to Repair Broken Fibula

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will undergo surgery after suffering a broken fibula in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport (via's Max Meyer).

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Carr will be out six to eight weeks.

Carr's mother, Sheryl, provided an update on Facebook on the quarterback on Tuesday, via CSN's Scott Bair:

Update: Derek is out and doing EXCELLENT! We are very pleased as a family! Thank you for all your prayers! When Oakland decides to release a formal statement, you will hear it from them! Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes and love and support! It was and is truly amazing! We have the best fans in the world...Derek has felt your love and support!

Carr also took to Twitter to tell everyone how he's doing:

Peter King of The MMQB shared a text message he received from Carr on Sunday:

Although this situation is the toughest thing I've ever faced in my football career, it will not stop me from coming back stronger than ever. I left everything I had out there on that field for my God, family, brothers on that team, and Raider nation. I felt so much love in that stadium as I was hopping off the field, and that same love is what my team will feel from me going forward. We still have work to do as a team, and goals to obtain. Although I may not be throwing the ball right now, I will do whatever I have to do to help US win.

The news confirms Carr is all but certain to miss the playoffs even if the Raiders reach the AFC Championship Game (Jan. 22) or Super Bowl LI (Feb. 5). Schefter noted how rare it was to see Carr injured at such a late stage of the regular season:

Carr's absence will be a massive blow for Oakland in its first trip to the postseason since 2002.

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