New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr took a big hit from Minnesota Vikings pass rusher Danielle Hunter which caused him to leave the game, which led to Jameis Winston coming in and throwing a touchdown to Chris Olave.
Carr has been ruled out with a right shoulder injury and is also being evaluated for a concussion, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com.
The Saints offense struggled for much of the day with Derek Carr under center, and it is not the first significant injury for the team today, as wide receiver Michael Thomas left due to a knee injury and was ruled out. The touchdown from Jameis Winston to Chris Olave was followed by a two-point conversion scored on a run by Alvin Kamara to cut the lead to 27-11.
The Saints still have a long way to go to pull of a miraculous comeback against the Vikings, but they will likely have to do it without Carr.
If the Saints go on to lose the game, it would set up a crucial matchup next week against the Atlanta Falcons on the road. The Saints would go into the game at 5-5, and the Falcons would either be tied for the lead in the NFC South with a 5-5 record, or a game out of first place with a 4-6 record, depending on what happens in their game against the Arizona Cardinals.
It will be worth monitoring for injury updates after the game and throughout the week ahead of the crucial matchup against the Falcons. The Saints might have to deal with some significant injuries over the next few weeks as they try to seal the NFC South this season.