During Sunday afternoon’s game against the Green Bay Packers, Derek Carr suffered a scary shoulder injury and needed to be taken to a nearby hospital. But it sounds like the injury is not as bad as originally feared.
According to a report from league insider Ian Rapoport on the NFL Network, Derek Carr suffered an AC joint sprain and could return to the field soon.
“We did get some news on Derek Carr. Scary situation – during the game, went down really hard and then was taken to the hospital to get tested and examinations on his shoulder. I know there was initial fear that it was a really serious injury,” Rapoport said. “After a battery of tests, actually not as serious as feared. My understanding is an AC joint sprain.”
From @GMFB: #Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo evaluated for a concussion; #Saints QB Derek Carr avoids major injury, could still miss time; Chargers WR Mike Williams feared to have a serious, potentially season-ending knee injury; & #Bengals QB Joe Burrow’s status still up in the air. pic.twitter.com/zdWb36ldLt
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 25, 2023
This is obviously good news for Carr, but Rapoport is still not sure that it means he’ll be playing this week for the Saints.
“We’ll see if he’s able to come back,” Rapoport said. “I’d be a little surprised if he does play this week, but he did avoid a major injury which is good news.”
It’s a massive update for the Saints, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on social media as a result.
"Not as serious as feared. My understanding – AC joint sprain. We'll see if he's able to come back. Would be a little surprised if he does play this week, but he did avoid major injury."
Rapoport on Derek Carr's injury https://t.co/6fWnDk8nFt
— Chris Rosvoglou (@RosvoglouReport) September 25, 2023
Sounds like Carr might not miss that much time https://t.co/qXzUByJJo3
— Li Mo⚜️ (@DoubleGlizzyMo) September 25, 2023
Jameis won’t be the QB for more than 3 weeks. God always got me https://t.co/5BZBHuKAOW
— Za Morant (@LAD2_3) September 25, 2023
Thank you lord https://t.co/pbLAomTsjj
— veasy (@Veasy62) September 25, 2023
I swear injuries like this only started happening at this rate in the last few years https://t.co/VnUvFk8TgB
— Tony’s Chop Shop (@TheRealTony0) September 25, 2023
NFL INJURY TO WATCH https://t.co/JV5sTLhlOF
— DraftKings Network (@DKNetwork) September 25, 2023
We’ll have to see how soon Carr can get back on the field.