Derek Carr of the Raiders was carted off the field in Oakland in the second half of a game against Indianapolis on Saturday. Coach Jack Del Rio announced after the game that his quarterback suffered a broken fibula on the play.
Carr's right foot twisted under him as Trent Cole spun him to the ground, and Carr himself appeared to mouth the words "It's broken."
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It's a devastating blow for the 12-3 Raiders who are a game behind the 13-2 Patriots in the race for the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Matt McGloin will likely get the start in the season finale at Denver. A loss for the Raiders and a Kansas City win at San Diego would put the Chiefs and Raiders in a tie atop the AFC West and Kansas City would win the tiebreaker and the division, dropping Oakland into a Wild Card spot.
Meanwhile, the Patriots can only be bumped from the No. 1 spot with a loss to the Dolphins next week and a win by the Raiders. Carr, has been an MVP candidate this year thanks to Oakland's improvement and his 25 touchdowns, six-pick performance. It is a tough blow to the once-great now star-crossed Raiders to lose Carr at this point.