Injury to Carr puts damper on win
RAIDERS 33, COLTS 25
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.