Derek Carr injured his back in the third quarter of the Raiders' game against the Broncos, but it appears the injury is not serious. Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Carr has back spasms, and that the injury "should be cleaned up quickly," reports USA Today's Lindsay Jones.
Carr was tackled by Derek Wolfe and fell awkwardly on his back. His neck also twisted as he was brought to the ground. He was immediately replaced by E.J. Manuel and headed to the locker room for further evaluation, and CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson said he went to the X-ray room.
Manuel played well enough in relief to give the Raiders a chance to win. With the Raiders down 16-7, Manuel led Oakland on a drive that resulted in a field goal to cut Denver's deficit to six. After Oakland came up with a stop, Manuel led the Raiders past midfield with under two minutes to go before throwing a game-ending interception to Justin Simmons. Manuel finished 11-17 for 106 yards and the lone interception.
Next Sunday, the Raiders host the Ravens in a matchup of 2-2 teams.