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Saints QB Derek Carr suffered an AC joint sprain and is week-to-week

Saints QB Derek Carr suffered a shoulder injury in Week 3. Here are the latest updates.

New Orleans Saints v Green Bay Packers
Derek Carr of the New Orleans Saints warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 24, 2023 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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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.

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.

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.

Update: Carr is officially listed as questionable to return to Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury.

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.