Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) expects to return after bye week

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said he expects to play in Week 6 after leaving Sunday's game with a pair of injuries.
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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said he expects to play in Week 6 after leaving Sunday's game with a pair of injuries, according to CSN Bay Area's Nate Stuhlbarg.

Carr left the Raiders' loss to the Miami Dolphins with a high left ankle sprain and sprained left MCL. Oakland has a bye in Week 5 before playing the San Diego Chargers on Oct. 12.

“We’re taking it [a] day at a time,” Carr said Wednesday. “But knowing myself, I’ll be ready — that’s my answer, that’s my goal. I’ve just got to continue to work hard to get ready.”

The 23-year-old rookie was a second-round pick by the Raiders and has completed 84 of 133 passes for 734 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions this season. Stuhlbarg reports Carr was not wearing a brace on his knee or walking with a limp when he spoke to reporters Wednesday.

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Second-year quarterback Matt McGloin replaced Carr against the Dolphins in London and completed 12 of 19 passes for 146 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Veteran Matt Schaub, who lost the starting job to Carr in the preseason, didn't travel with the team to London after a family emergency. If Carr is not healthy enough to play in Week 6, Schaub would likely be the starter.

The Raiders are last in the NFL in yards per game (270.0) and points per game (12.8). They are tied for 26th in turnover margin at -4.

Oakland fired head coach Dennis Allen earlier this week after the team's 10th straight loss dating back to last season. The team named Tony Sparano interim head coach on Tuesday.

Sparano, who went 29-33 as head coach of the Dolphins from 2008-2011, was in his second season as assistant head coach and offensive line coach with the Raiders.

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