Raiders QB Derek Carr’s immediate first question after injury scare vs. Steelers
When Derek Carr suffered an injury scare in the third quarter of the Las Vegas Raiders’ Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, his first question was not how bad his injury looked. Instead, all he cared about was whether they scored or not.
Midway through the penultimate period, a Steelers defender hit Carr in the back of his leg after the Raiders QB threw a touchdown pass to tight end Foster Moreau. He wasn’t able to see if his pass was completed though, as he fell in pain and stayed lying for a bit as his teammates gathered around him–worried about a possible significant injury.
Interestingly, though, Carr’s first question to his teammates was whether Moreau got the job done or not.
“The first thing I asked is, ‘Did he catch it?'” Carr said, per Tashan Reed of The Athletic. “And no one answered me. I was like, ‘Did he freaking catch it?!’ They were like, ‘Yeah, he caught it.’ And I was like, ‘All right, then get me up.”
Now that’s the mentality players want from their quarterback. Derek Carr is certainly all about winning, and he showed just that.
However, it might be time for the Raiders QB to think about his health heading to Week 3. Head coach Jon Gruden confirmed on Monday that Carr is questionable to play because of the ankle injury he suffered. While he was able to return to the game against the Steelers after leaving briefly, it’s clear he’s not 100 percent.
Adding more to the concern is the fact that his ankle injury is on the same right ankle he broke in 2016, which is why there were some fears he might have sustained a serious one. Gruden is positive that Carr can suit up when they face the Dolphins next Sunday, but it will really depend on how he progresses throughout the course of the week.