If Derek Carr has his way, he’ll be the starting quarterback on Saturday when the Raiders play host to the Miami Dolphins.
That’s despite injuring his groin in Thursday’s 30-27 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that all but eliminated the 7-7 Raiders from the playoffs.
Carr was injured while legging out a third-down scramble late in the first quarter. He immediately left the game and was unable to return. On Friday, coach Jon Gruden pegged Carr’s availability for Saturday’s game against the Dolphins at “50/50.”
Carr, though, is a known gamer who has missed just two regular-season games in his seven-year career and figures to fight as hard as possible to play on Saturday.