Las Vegas quarterbacks strained groin six days ago
In a major injury development, Las Vegas Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr practiced fully Wednesday, which means, barring a setback, he should likely play Saturday night at home against the Miami Dolphins.
Carr left last Thursday night’s home loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter when he strained his groin on a scramble near the goal line. He did not return to the game. It was reported Carr would need 10-14 days to recover, The day after the game, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said his starting quarterback would be
“50/50” to play against the Dolphins.
Carr was limited in practice Tuesday and he said he would do all he could to try to play, but he didn’t sound for certain he would play. Gruden said the team would be smart in its final quarterback decision this week.
The fact that Carr was well enough to practice fully three days before the game is a strong indication he will play Saturday unless he suffers a setback. Backup quarterback Marcus Mariota took over for Carr against the Chargers and played well. He split reps with Carr on Tuesday and he will play if Carr can’t go or gets hurt during the game
Carr is a famous fast healer. He missed just one game with a broken bone in his back in 2017 even though he was expected to miss multiple games.
Meanwhile, Carr’s progress wasn’t the only good injury news for Las Vegas on Wednesday. Safety Johnathan Abram (concussion), wide receiver Hunter Renfrow and defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins (hamstring) all practiced fully.