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Raiders QB Derek Carr Expected To Be Out 6-8 Weeks Following Surgery For Broken Fibula

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Raiders QB Derek Carr is expected to undergo surgery for a fractured fibula on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Schefter adds that Carr’s recovery timetable will end up being 6-8 weeks, which keeps him out of returning during the playoffs.

Oakland has already announced that they plan to move forward with Matt McGloin as their starting quarterback and rookie Connor Cook as their backup for the remainder of the season.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Raiders place Carr on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported a few weeks ago that the Raiders are expected to focus on signing Carr to a long-term extension during the offseason before turning their attention to a new contract for OLB Khalil Mack.

Florio mentioned that the Raiders have the ability to add another year to Mack’s rookie contract by picking up his fifth-year option next April. However, Carr will also be entering the final year of his rookie contract, but Oakland doesn’t have a fifth-year option for Carr, considering that he was a second-round pick.

If the Raiders can’t reach an agreement on a long-term deal with Carr, there’s no question he’ll be franchised in 2018, as he’s proven to be among the best young quarterbacks in the game.

Carr, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Raiders back in 2014. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $5,371,802 contract and stands to make a base salary of $733,746 for the 2016 season.

In 2016, Carr had thrown for 3,933yards while completing 63.7 percent of his passes to go along with 28 touchdowns and six interceptions.