The Raiders’ Derek Carr ruled in place of Marcus Mariota after a groin injury vs. an injury to the Chargers


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Derek Carr, the Raiders’ quarterback, will not return to Thursday night’s game against the Chargers after suffering a groin injury during the first quarter. Carr, who was initially declared out at the start of the second half, sustained an injury while trying to run down the first play in the final play of the Raiders’ second offensive possession.

Carr, who has not missed a game since the 2017 season, was seen running with the trainers soon after to cut the Raiders’ deficit to 7-3 by Daniel Carlson’s 23-yard field goal.

Kater is being replaced by Marcus Mariota, the 2015 round-round pick of the Titans, who are yet to play in a game this season. Mariota, who was signed by the Raiders before the start of the 2020 season, appeared in 63 regular season games. He passed 62.9% with 76 touchdowns and 44 interceptions.

Mariota showed no signs of war on Thursday night as he completed his first three attempts. 35 yards touchdown pass To Darren Waller. The score gave the Raiders – who are 7-6 and a game behind the Dolphins and Ravens in a race to secure the AFC’s final playoff seed – a 10-7 lead midway through the second quarter.

The 29-year-old Carr entered Thursday’s game with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 13 games. A major reason for the Raiders to remain within striking distance of their first playoff berth since 2016.

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