Carr walked off the field under his own power with trainers beside him after he was sacked and took a knee to his back as he went to the ground. The injury occurred with 4:14 left in the third quarter of the Raiders’ 16-10 loss at Invesco Field.
Carr went inside the sideline pop-up tent to be evaluated and later went to the locker room for further examination.
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Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said after the game that Carr was diagnosed with back spasms.
Del Rio thinks it will not be a long-term issue for the ex-Fresno State star.
“They’ll do all the precautionary test and everything,” Del Rio said. “His back spasmed up. Should be something that cleans up quickly.”
Carr told reporters after the game he’s going to try to play next Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
“I’m going to do the treatment and all those things,” Carr said. “It’s going to take a lot for me not to be out there.
“Initially I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. What the heck?’ But you give it a little bit and let the pain wear off as it can and go from there. (Trainers) worked on the back and I tried to throw and all those kind of things and it wasn’t just ready, yet. I tried to do anything I could to be back out there … and I just couldn’t.”
Before the injury, Carr completed 10 of 18 for 143 yards and a touchdown as the Raiders trailed the Broncos 16-7.
Nothing went the Raiders’ way early with Carr in the game except for a 64-yard touchdown pass by Carr to Johnny Holton in the second quarter.
Carr suffered a broken fibula last season against the Indianapolis Colts that caused him to miss two games.