Update: It appears the initial reporting of Derek Carr’s injury was right on the nose, as head coach Dennis Allen told reporters that Carr has a sprained AC joint and is considered week-to-week.
Dennis Allen on Derek Carr: "I think we dodged a bullet there in terms of anything of real significance. I think we’re kind of saying week to week, but again, he felt better today than he did yesterday, so we’re not making any decisions today." #Saints— Jeff Nowak (@Jeff_Nowak) September 25, 2023
Update: Carr has an AC sprain, per Ian Rapoport. There isn’t a timetable for his return. The injury can take up to six weeks to heal, but I’d expect Carr to return sooner than that.
Update: It appears Carr’s injury isn’t a season-ender, but he could miss time. Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill will take over while he’s out.
Some good news: #Saints QB Derek Carr seems to have avoided a more serious injury than originally expected, sources say. He could still miss some time, but this does not appear to be a season-ending scenario. pic.twitter.com/71xbLZ2ntq— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 24, 2023
Update: Carr has been ruled OUT for the remainder of the games. Jameis Winston will remain the quarterback for the rest of Sunday’s game.
Derek Carr has been ruled OUT— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) September 24, 2023
Update: Carr is officially listed as questionable to return to Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury.
Derek Carr (shoulder) questionable to return to today’s game— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 24, 2023
Update: Carr is going to the locker room, presumably to get more tests. His head did make contact with the ground, so there’s a possibility they are checking for a concussion.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr was getting looked at by trainers after going down on a sack against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3. Carr has stayed relatively clean in this game, but Green Bay’s defensive line has been able to create pressure on occasion. This time, Rashan Gary came through and registered the sack to force the Saints to punt. Unfortunately, Carr stayed down after the hit for a while before eventually going into the medical tent.
The Saints have a 17-0 lead on Green Bay and have been playing well defensively, so there’s a chance New Orleans holds Carr out for a series or two if he needs to get some treatment. Jameis Winston would be the primary backup quarterback but the Saints can also use Taysom Hill under center. New Orleans has options at the position and a lead, so the big thing now is to make sure Carr hasn’t suffered a major setback.