Raiders' Derek Carr: Doesn't expect pinkie injury to linger
Carr doesn't expect to have any lingering side effects with his right pinkie finger, which he injured during Sunday's win against the Panthers, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. "I'm doing good, I'm doing good," Carr told 95.7 The Game on Monday. "Obviously, it's a little sore, but that's expected. But it should be good. Just get the swelling down, and it will be all right."
Depending on the report, Carr suffered one (according to Gutierrez) or two dislocations (according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network) on a mistimed snap on the second play of the second half. After an X-ray revealed no fracture, though, the Raiders' training staff cleared Carr to return, allowing him to rack up 315 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception while staving off the visiting Panthers. Carr seems like a good bet to have a cap placed on his practice reps this week, but once game day rolls around, pain tolerance will likely be his primary hindrance moving forward.