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Raiders get good news about quarterback Derek Carr's injured hand

Raiders get good news about quarterback Derek Carr's injured hand

A 33-13 home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals was not the only concern for the Oakland Raiders, who watched second-year quarterback Derek Carr, the future of the franchise, leave the game in the second quarter with a hand injury after he tried to stiff-arm cornerback Adam Jones on a scramble.

An MRI exam showed that Carr's throwing hand is only bruised and if the swelling subsides, particularly around his thumb, he could play Sunday when Oakland plays host to the Baltimore Ravens.

Carr reportedly showed Coach Jack Del Rio on Monday that he was able to grip the ball.

“He was feeling good about it, feeling a lot better with the swelling having gone...

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