The Las Vegas Raiders have been dealt with an unfortunate injury as their quarterback Derek Carr was injured during their Thursday night game.

The Raiders were hosting the visiting Los Angeles Chargers in a pivotal game that was important for the Raiders in their hunt to make it to the AFC playoffs as the wild card. However, it did not go well for Las Vegas during the first quarter of the game they lost their starting quarterback Carr to an injury. With three minutes left in the first quarter and Las Vegas close to the Charger’s endzone, Carr opted for a running play where he suffered an injury to his left leg.

The Raiders announced on Twitter that the quarterback had suffered a groin injury before saying that he would not return to the game.

Coach Jon Gruden reiterated that he believed that Carr suffered a significant injury. Gruden told reporters, “I don’t believe it’s a real tear. But obviously if he can’t finish the game, it’s got to be pretty significant … so it was tough.”

This comes as the 29-year-old was having a great season. He had thrown for 3,396 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. His completion rate was 68.1%, which would have been his second career-best.

With the 29-year-old out for the coming weeks, the door has opened for 27-year Marcus Mariota to become the starting quarterback for the Raiders. The former Heisman Trophy winner replaced the injured quarterback in the game. Mariota finished the game with 226 yards, one touchdown and one interception during their overtime loss Thursday night.

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