OAKLAND - Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered an injury Saturday that some are considering a devastating blow to the team.
In the Christmas Eve game against the Indianapolis Colts, Carr took a hit from Colts outside linebacker Trent Cole, resulting in a broken right fibula. Coach Jack Del Rio stated after the game that Carr is ruled out for the January first game against the Denver Broncos.
The injury came early in the fourth quarter as the Raiders led over the colts 33-14. Carr's leg appeared to be pinned during the sack by Cole. Carr was unable to put weight on the leg and had to be helped off the field. After examination, he was transported away on a cart.
Backup quarterback Matt McGloin filled in for Carr during the remainder of the game. The Raiders won over the Colts 33-25. Carr is scheduled to undergo surgery on Sunday.