The quarterback’s finger bent in the wrong direction.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr appeared to dislocate his right pinky finger on a bad snap during Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
During the third quarter, Carr was unable to handle the snap, fumbling the ball, and his finger appeared to be well out of place afterward. He was taken to the locker room, and backup Matt McGloin took over.
Carr’s brother David, a former NFL quarterback and current NFL Network analyst, said on television Monday that Carr dislocated the pinky in two places.
CBS’s Tracy Wolfson reported on the broadcast that Carr was “screaming in pain” and trainers were unable to put his pinky back in place on the field, which is why he was taken back to the locker room.
Carr would return to the sideline with a helmet on and a black glove on his right hand. He’d later re-enter the game as the Raiders came back and won.
"Probably some of the most pain I've felt in my life," Carr said. "I'm good now."
Carr went 26–38, 315 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the 35–32 win for the AFC West leading Raiders.