Derek Carr was wearing a microphone during the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Colts when the Pro Bowl quarterback suffered a fractured right fibula. And Carr was immediately aware of the severity of his injury after his right leg twisted underneath his body during a sack by 270-pound linebacker Trent Cole.
“It's broke!" he yelled, waving to the sideline for medical assistance. "It's broke! It's broke! It's broke! It's broke! It's broke!”
Moments later as he was helped off the field, Carr offered words of encouragement to backup quarterback Matt McGloin as he was taking the field.
"Finish it off, Matty," he said.
Carr appeared to be talking about the game against Indy, which McGloin did finish off, 33-15, but Carr might as well have been referring to the Raiders' promising 2016 season.
Carr underwent surgery Tuesday morning in LA and is expected to be shelved for six to eight weeks. In his absence, McGloin will lead Oakland into its first playoff appearance since 2002.