Derek Carr Injury: Updates on Raiders Star’s Thumb and Return

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a bruised thumb, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, in the second quarter of the team's game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday after running with the ball and taking a big hit.

Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area reported Carr was a full participant in practice Wednesday. He's expected to play in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens, and Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported he won't have restrictions or wear a protective device. 

Continue for updates. 

Del Rio, Carr, Cooper Comment on Injury Wednesday, Sept. 16 "We think he'll be in good shape," Raiders head coach Jack del Rio said when asked about Carr's status for Sunday, according to Brian Bower of the Russell Street Report. 

On Sept. 15, Carr said he's tried to throw, but the Raiders want him resting his thumb, according to Josh Dubow of the Associated Press. "I'll be all right," he continued, per Dubow. "Just getting work done on it."

Del Rio called Carr's ability to squeeze a football on Sept. 14 "good news", according to Levi Damien of Silver & Black Pride. The Raiders will not be shopping for another QB, confirmed Scott Bair of CSN California. 

"It's a huge blow," Amari Cooper said, per Bill Williamson of, "He's our starting quarterback and the leader of our offense. We need him. We'll see how it plays out."

Jason Cole of Bleacher Report reported X-rays were negative. Bair noted Carr had his hand and one finger in a splint after the game.

Prior to leaving the game, Carr was 7-of-12 for 61 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.

Carr battled a minor thumb injury late in his rookie season, but he managed to start all 16 games during what amounted to an impressive inaugural showing.      

The Fresno State product threw for 3,270 yards, 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in...

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