Derek Carr Injury: Updates on Raiders Star’s Finger and Recovery

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has a right ring finger injury that could keep him out of the offseason's organized team activities, but he will not need surgery.

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Carr Begins Taking Snaps Tuesday, May 26 Vic Tafur of The San Francisco Chronicle reported Carr has begun taking snaps, though he isn't throwing yet.

On May 20, Lev Facher of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Carr won't need surgery, quoting his agent Tim Younger:

"I don’t know where this idea came up that he’s going to be having surgery,” Younger said. “The situation, I don’t even want to call it an injury, is very minor, and we’re just being cautious.”

Younger said even if Carr isn’t ready before June 4, he expects Carr to be 100 percent for mandatory minicamp, which begins June 9.

“If he was really going to have hand surgery, I’d tell you,” Younger said. “I’d tell everybody."

New head coach Jack Del Rio commented on the injury, via

Everybody is here working hard, doing what they can. The guys that need to be held out are being held out. They’re getting the necessary rehab and will join us when they can. Really, we’re not going to comment on injuries this time of year. In terms of policy, we don’t get into who’s had what and why and different timetables and all those types of things.

Time missed in May is better than time missed in September, for sure. In fact, you’re often more capable of taking whatever time is necessary just to make sure you put things behind you. It’s a little more cautious this time of year.

Every injury is worrisome, but any setback with Carr is especially concerning for the Raiders. After all, the larger purpose of the 2014 season was to develop a young core of players w...

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