In­jury to Carr puts damper on win


The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Josh Dubow

oak­land, calif.» As Derek Carr fell to the turf with a bro­ken leg, a cel­e­bra­tory day in Oak­land im­me­di­ately turned somber.

The Raiders had suf­fered their most sig­nif­i­cant loss of the sea­son.

Carr broke a bone in his right leg in the fourth quar­ter of the Raiders’ 33-25 vic­tory over the In­di­anapo­lis Colts on Satur­day, im­me­di­ately throw­ing a dark cloud over a resur­gent sea­son in Oak­land.

“See­ing him go down like that, it hurt us,” line­backer Bruce Irvin said. “It didn’t even feel like we won.”

Carr got hurt with Oak­land lead­ing 33-14 early in the fourth quar­ter when he was sacked by Trent Cole. Carr stayed on the ground for sev­eral min­utes in pain as train­ers came out to treat him.

With the crowd chant­ing “M-V-P! M-V-P!” Carr limped off the field with­out putting any pres­sure on his right leg. He was then taken away on a cart for X-rays, which showed the break. Carr will have surgery Sun­day.

“As soon as I got out there, he said, ‘I think it’s bro­ken,’ ” coach Jack Del Rio said.

The in­jury changed the mood at the Coli­seum as thoughts turned from the Raiders pos­si­bly clinch­ing the divi­sion with one more win or a Kansas City loss to won­der­ing if an op­por­tu­nity for a pos­si­ble Su­per Bowl run was now lost.

“It’s very sad,” left tackle Don­ald Penn said. “I’m very dis­ap­pointed in my­self be­cause it was my guy that got him. I’ve been great all year. I was en­gaged with my guy, I took an­other step and my foot just slipped from up un­der me. I wish I could have that play back.”

Carr had led a re­vival in Oak­land since ar­riv­ing as a se­cond-round pick in 2014.

Raiders quar­ter­back Derek Carr lies on the field af­ter break­ing his leg Satur­day.

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