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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr doesn’t need hand surgery, according to his agent

By SI Wire
May 21, 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.

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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.”

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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.

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