The Raiders were hopeful Derek Carr simply had back spasms.
After further evaluation on Monday, it was revealed the Raiders quarterback has a transverse process fracture and will miss multiple games.
It could be as short as two weeks — it could be longer, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Monday, adding Carr could miss up to six weeks. When he can come back, he’ll come back.
The transverse process fracture is the same injury that ended the career of former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
Carr was injured during the third quarter of Sunday’s 16-10 loss to the Broncos when he got a knee in the back from Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis as Carr was falling to the turf. EJ Manuel finished Sunday’s game and will start Oakland’s Week 5 game against the Ravens.
What has gone right: A team that generated preseason media chatter about an 0-16 season didn’t buy in after losing its first two games. Miami and Jacksonville could only muster one offensive touchdown apiece in Jets victories.
What has gone wrong: The overall state of the passing game is such that the Jets can’t afford to fall behind by too much and realistically expect a comeback. New York’s defense is allowing 165.5 rushing yards a game.
What’s next: New York’s unexpected two-game winning Authentic Nat Moore Jersey streak is bad news for Jets fans hoping the team would tank this season to secure better odds of landing a franchise quarterback in the 2018 draft. A 3-2 record is realistic with Cleveland next on the docket before a likely Datone Jones Womens Jersey return to earth with a Week 6 game against New England.