Starting quarterback Derek Carr scrambled to his left and then attempted to throw a stiff arm to extend the run and get the first down. Carr came up short, injuring his hand in the process. He would leave the game and not return to the field for the remainder of the game.
Carr had an MRI on Monday and head coach Jack Del Rio told media that it is only a bruised thumb for his young quarterback.
Del Rio even said that Carr was in the office, showing the mobility of his hand just one day later.
“Got good news that it was basically a bruise and nothing serious,” Del Rio said Monday. “I said that he came in my office this morning to show me, ‘Hey, look coach, I can hold the ball.’ He was feeling good about it, feeling a lot better with the swelling going down quite a bit.”
Carr’s status still remains up in the air as the Raiders prepare to host the Baltimore Ravens for their second game of the season. Should he be unable to go, it will be Matt McGloin starting in place for him.