Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr’s pinkie feels great

Kirby Lee/USA Today

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr dislocated his right pinkie in two places during Sunday’s 32-35 win over the Carolina Panthers, but he practiced without limitations on Wednesday.

Carr practiced with a black glove on his right hand, similar to the one he played with after it was injured on Sunday.

The Raiders quarterback threw passes and handed the ball of from shotgun during Wednesday’s practice, according to ESPN. Carr did not take a snap from under center during the media portion of practice.

When asked about the pinkie, Carr responded with virtually the same answer. He said it was great when asked how it felt and when asked about it altering his grip.

“No limitations,” Carr said about taking snaps under center. “It’s doing great, thank you.”

He also said he was doing great when asked if he was taking painkillers. 

Carr injured the finger on the second snap of the second half in the comeback against Carolina. He led two fourth-quarter scores and his ninth game-winning drive since the start of 2015.

Carr and the Raiders play the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 4 at 1:05 p.m. PST.



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