Raiders, Titans lose quarterbacks to broken right legs (Dec 24, 2016)

Young quarterbacks took a beating Saturday with Derek Carr of Oakland and Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota each broke right leg hours apart Saturday.

Carr’s injury is likely much more costly.

The Raiders (12-3) already have a playoff spot clinched, and coach Jack Del Rio said Carr will be out indefinitely after having surgery Sunday.

”As soon as I got out there, he said, `I think it’s broken,”’ Del Rio said of Carr.

Carr and Mariota had company being knocked out of games with injuries Saturday. Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III went to the locker room with a concussion as Cleveland got its first win this season, while Jets quarterback Bryce Petty hurt his left shoulder in a loss to New England.

Both Carr and Mariota broke their legs when sacked.

Carr was twisted to the ground by Indianapolis linebacker Trent Cole on a sack with the Raiders leading 33-14. Carr stayed down for several minutes in pain as trainers came out to treat him. With the crowd chanting ”M-V-P! M-V-P!” Carr limped off the field without putting any pressure on his right leg.

Trainers checked him on the sideline before a cart took Carr away for X-rays that showed the extent of the damage.

The Raiders have clinched their first playoff berth since 2002 and can win the division and

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