Raiders' Super Bowl hopes dim as quarterback Carr breaks leg

Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:14pm EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - The Oakland Raiders held on for a 33-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday at Oakland Coliseum, but the win came at a huge cost.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who threw three touchdown passes, left the game in the fourth quarter after breaking his right fibula on a sack by Colts linebacker Trent Cole.

Carr was carted to the locker room as backup Matt McGloin took over with the Raiders leading 33-14.

His injury occurred only hours after another quarterback, Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans, also incurred a fractured fibula.

According to Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, Carr will have surgery, likely Sunday. He almost certainly will miss the postseason.

"It was a good win but a tough setback to have our quarterback go down like that," a somber Del Rio said.

"Unfortunate. It's obviously is a blow. Teams have to find a way to pick up and move on. We'll rally around the next guy as best we can.

"Everybody heals differently. We'll see exactly what needs to be done when they get in there and do it ... I think he's going to be down a little while."

The Raiders (12-3), who clinched a playoff spot last week for the first time since 2002, moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs (10-4) in the AFC West.   Continued...

December 24, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) scores a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports