In the recent weeks, the National Football League sparks outrage after several players kneeled during the National Anthem. Recently, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr injury was flooded with speculations after he did not participate in the said protest.
He will rest for two and six weeks after breaking a bone during a tackle, where some sports commentators are speculating that Carr’s all-black offensive line refused to block for him as a savage punishment for Carr for choosing to stand for the national anthem while they all sat before the game.”
Coach Jack Del Rio said Monday that a CT scan showed that Carr has a transverse process fracture in his back after being injured in the third quarter of a 16-10 loss Sunday. Del Rio said these injuries typically sideline players for two to six weeks.
“It’s always a big blow to lose a good player, a key player and your quarterback,” Del Rio said. “The good news is he’s not gone for the year. We’ll get him back. It could be as short as two weeks, it could be longer. We’ll see. We’ll deal with that as it goes.
This is the second significant injury Carr has suffered in less than 10 months. He broke his leg in the second-to-last game of the regular season in 2016 with the Raiders holding a 12-3 record. Oakland lost the regular-season finale with Matt McGloin starting at quarterback to miss out on winning the division and then was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs with Connor Cook starting.
On the other hand, even if the players have a disagreement with their quarterback, this is a far cry from the “peaceful protest” that the players are always claiming to participate in and fans deserve an explanation from NFL.
The fans, however, think they know what’s going on, and they’re not happy. New York Post reported on an altercation between the Raiders left tackle and some really unhappy fans.
Additionally, the Raiders hope they are better equipped to handle the absence this year with E.J. Manuel at quarterback, even if the team has plenty of issues to fix on offense after being held to 10 or fewer points in consecutive games for the first time since 2009.
Reports said Derek Carr is expected to start back on Sunday.