Quarterback Derek Carr
The Oakland Raiders will be without their starting quarterback for the foreseeable future.
How long Derek Carr is sidelined remains to be seen, but following Saturday's 33-25 win over the Indianapolis Colts, Head Coach Jack Del Rio confirmed that Derek Carr had indeed broken his fibula, and would be going undergoing surgery at some point Sunday.
"Derek had a break of his fibula, and [will] require surgery," said Head Coach Del Rio postgame. "We're going to try to get it done tomorrow, and so he'll be out indefinitely. Once he's healed and ready to go, we'll go, but until then he'll be healing. It was a good win, but a tough setback to have our quarterback go down like that, unfortunate."
After Carr suffered the injury with 11:07 left in the fourth quarter, Matt McGloin finished the game for the Raiders, completing both the passes he attempted, concluding his first extended run of the season with 29 passing yards.
"We have a great, great group of guys on that offensive staff, and on that o-line, and running backs, and wide outs, they just did a great job of embracing me when I came into the game," McGloin said. "We all stayed calm and tried to have each other's backs out there, and finish the game."
The game concluded with the Raiders tallying their 12th win of the season, and Jack Del Rio's squad is now just a Kansas City Chiefs loss away from wrapping up their first division title since 2002.
McGloin – who signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2013 season – has six career starts under his belt, and is confident that he'll be able to keep the Raiders offensive ship afloat as the Raiders march to the postseason continues.
"I'm ready to go, and I feel great," McGloin explained. "It's been great just kind of working with Derek the past few years, and working together, and seeing what he's done on the field, trying to learn from that, but I'm ready to go, feel great. I know this team, these guys around me, this staff, this organization will do a great job, of like I was said, help me out, embrace me, and making sure we keep moving in the right direction. "
So what's next for Carr?
"He knows there's a lot of love for him, and he'll heal, and be ready to rejoin us at some point," Del Rio explained. "Until then, we'll just love him up, encourage him, stay strong."
The Raiders will conclude the regular season next Sunday in Denver against the Broncos.