Thursday May 21st, 2015

The agent for Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr says he doesn’t need surgery on injured his right ring finger.

ESPN reported Tuesday that Carr might need surgery as his status for the team’s offseason training program is in doubt after he sat out the team’s first full practice this offseason.

Carr’s agent Tim Younger told the San Francisco Chronicle that Carr's injury is a "very minor situation" and that he expected him to be throwing before the end of the Raiders' off-season team activities.

NFL
Looking back on worst quarterback classes in NFL draft history

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio declined to talk about Carr’s injury, saying it's club policy not to talk about injuries.

Younger also said he expects Carr to be 100 percent and ready for the team’s mandatory minicamp, which starts June 9.

“I don’t know where this idea came up that he’s going to be having surgery,” Younger said, according to the Chronicle. “The situation, I don’t even want to call it an injury, is very minor, and we’re just being cautious. If he was really going to have hand surgery, I’d tell you. I’d tell everybody.”

BURKE: Off-season Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks sit at No. 1

Carr, the team’s second-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft, completed 58 percent of his passes for 3,270 yards, 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 16 starts in his rookie campaign.

- Scooby Axson

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.