The Oakland Raiders got quite a scare last week in their win over the Carolina Panthers. Star quarterback Derek Carr suffered a dislocated pinky finger on his right hand while under center. Backup Matt McGloin checked into the game for a few snaps before Carr could return and ultimately lead the team to another impressive come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter.
With Carr's finger injury obviously being a great concern for the seemingly playoff-bound Raiders, the quarterback's status for Week 13 against the visiting Buffalo Bills has been the main topic of discussion this week. Carr, who said after the win over the Panthers that he was fine, maintains his stance about how his finger feels when asked, via ESPN's Paul Gutierrez:
"It's great. Thanks for asking." Does it affect your passing? "It's great. Thanks for asking." Any pain? "It's great. Thanks for asking."
Along with repeating the same phrase, Carr claims he'll have no limitations when taking on the Bills this weekend in Oakland, via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
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.
The Raiders currently own the best record in the NFL along with the New England Patriots at 9-2. Jack Del Rio and company will try to keep it going in Week 13 playing host to the Bills as they hope to inch closer to clinching a first-round bye in the playoffs with the first or second seed in the AFC.