6 To 8 Weeks
The projected recovery timetable for injured Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is expected to be six to eight weeks according to ESPN.com.
Carr suffered a fractured right fibula early in the fourth quarter of Oakland's 33-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 24. Carr was injured as he landed awkwardly after being sacked by Colts linebacker Trent Cole with 10:45 remaining.
Matt McGloin replaced Carr and finished 2 of 3 passing for 29 yards, including a 19-yard hookup with Amari Cooper on third-and-eight that helped Oakland run out the clock.
McGloin is expected to start for the Raiders in their regular-season finale at Denver on Jan. 1 and beyond. The former walk-on at Penn State is 1-5 in six NFL starts, all in 2013.
Carr reportedly had surgery on Dec. 27 to repair his injured leg. He tweeted following surgery that the procedure “couldn’t have gone better,” and that he “received great news.”
If Oakland advances to the Super Bowl in February, Carr theoretically could return this season. Barring such an improbable scenario, Carr will finish the 2016 season with 3,933 passing yards and 28 touchdowns with only six interceptions, a 63.7 completion percentage and a 96.7 passer rating.
"Teams have to find a way to pick up and move on," Raiders coach Jack Del Rio told reporters after Oakland's win over Indianapolis. "We’ll rally around the next guy as best we can. That’s what you do. Obviously, it’s a big setback."
Said Raiders left tackle Donald Penn: "It's very sad. I'm very disappointed in myself because it was my guy (Colts linebacker Trent Cole) that got him. I've been great all year. I was engaged with my guy, I took another step and my foot just slipped from up under me. I wish I could have that play back."