The Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints played in an instant classic on Sunday. The Packers overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to steal an 18-17 victory over the Saints. It was certainly one of the more memorable home openers of recent memory.
The Saints, however, lost their starting quarterback Derek Carr early in the second half after a vicious sack from Rashan Gary. The hit had Carr land directly on his shoulder and he was taken back to the locker room almost immediately. We now have been informed of the severity of the injury.
New Orleans Saints Announce The Extent Of Derek Carr’s Injury Against The Green Bay Packers
Late Sunday afternoon, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport provided an update on Saints QB Carr. It appears Carr suffered a less serious injury than initially anticipated, according to Rapoport. In a multitude of tests, Carr was not found to have any additional damage to his right shoulder.
It is believed that he has an AC sprain to his right shoulder. As Rapoport notes, Carr may miss some time (depending on swelling and overall mobility) but the injury is unlikely to end his season. Here is a video of the hit:
Hopefully this isn’t anything serious for Derek Carr pic.twitter.com/eOSnIagJyh
— Bussin’ With The Boys (@BussinWTB) September 24, 2023
The Saints next four opponents include the Buccaneers, Patriots, Texans, and Jaguars. Jameis Winston obviously has a ton of starting experience in the league and should be able to keep the team afloat in Carr’s absence.
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Frequently Asked Questions
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Derek Carr will likely return at some point in 2023, providing comfort to the Saints. Rapoport reported that Carr had dodged a season-ending injury. So, the duration of Carr's absence is uncertain but there is hope for his eventual comeback.
Derek Carr's injury is believed to be an AC sprain, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Although there is no additional damage, his return will depend on the swelling and his mobility. The seriousness of the injury is directly related to these factors.
No, Derek Carr's shoulder injury is not anticipated to end his season. Carr had to leave the game during the third quarter due to a sack-related injury, but he was eventually ruled out for the rest of that particular game.