Should the Oakland Raiders make it to the Super Bowl without team MVP Derek Carr under center, it looks like he won’t be able to return for the big game.
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Carr is considered an “extreme long shot” to play in the Super Bowl should the Raiders make it that far.
#Raiders QB Derek Carr, who underwent fibula surgery at LA’s Kerlan-Jobe, is considered an extreme long-shot for the Super Bowl. He will try
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 28, 2016
Carr’s current timetable to return from the broken fibula he suffered last Saturday is six-to-eight weeks. That would be an indication that he’d miss Super Bowl 51 in Houston.
That’s all fine and dandy, but injuries take a certain time to heal. And in reality, Carr likely won’t see the field again this season. Of course, all this is dependent on the Raiders actually making it that far in the playoffs with Matt McGloin under center. That in and of itself should be considered a long shot as well.