The Oakland Raiders suffered a scare this past Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, as quarterback Derek Carr fumbled a snap in the third quarter, and came out of the play with visible pain in his right hand.
He ended up dislocating his right pinky finger, which caused him to miss a series in the third quarter as backup Matt McGloin took over.
Carr returned to the game with a glove on his right hand though and led the Raiders to yet another fourth quarter comeback as they defeated the Panthers 35-32.
Since Sunday’s game, Carr has said many times that his dislocated finger will not cause him to miss any games. He reiterated that again going into Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills as he said that his finger is doing great and that he won’t have any limitations, via Josh Alper of NBC Sports:
“It’s doing great,” Carr said.
Carr also said he had “no limitations” on the field when asked if he’ll be able to do more than play from the shotgun this week, so it looks like everything will be back to normal on offense for the Raiders this weekend.
Carr has been nothing short of magical this season, as he has led the Raiders to five fourth quarter comeback victories and overall has Oakland at 9-2 which is tied with the New England Patriots for the best record in the AFC.
A win this week over the Bills would put Carr and the Raiders in a prime position to win the AFC West and earn a postseason berth, something they have not done since the 2002-03 season.