Raiders quarterback Derek Carr temporarily left Sunday’s game against the Panthers with an injured pinky finger on his throwing hand.
Carr’s older brother David, the former pro QB who now works for NFL Network, said Monday that Derek’s finger was dislocated in two places, but he should be good for this week’s game against the Bills.
“[He] had to put a glove on just to give him a little more grip, because he can’t squeeze it as much as he would like to, but for the most part he’s good to go,” David Carr said.
David said that while he threw more around his body, which resulted in the ball rolling off his fingers evenly, his brother throws with more of a “flick” motion.
“With him, he can almost hold the ball and float that pinky – I mean, it’s almost useless,” he claimed. “Still, it’s hurt, there’s pain there. He has to get used to the glove. He’s never worn a glove before … he doesn’t really like it.”
Carr ranks fifth in the league in passing yards (3,115) and ninth in completion percentage (66.4). He's taken the Raiders from worst to first in the AFC West during his three years with the team and currently has them in line for a first-round bye at 9-2.
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