There are certain things that a person just doesn't want to see in life. One of those is the sight of any of your bones pointing in the wrong direction.
Well, that's what Derek Carr had to face today as he led the Oakland Raiders against the Carolina Panthers.
On a botched snap where he seemed to jam his hand into the ball while trying to receive the snap from his center, Carr managed to fracture the fracture the pinkie on his throwing hand. And he fractured it badly. Scroll down to see more...
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That looks very, very painful. Fingers should not bend that way! Everyone knows that.
What made this even worse was that it was on Carr's throwing hand, raising concerns that he may be done for the game. However, the Raiders quarterback is made of sterner stuff than us mere mortals and came back onto the field, sporting a sick glove that may or may not have given him a hint of Luke Skywalker.
Not only did Carr get back in the field, undoubtedly playing through severe pain, he also engineered an exceptional come from behind win to keep Oakland in contention at the top of the AFC.
An injury that could've derailed the game and potentially more wasn't even enough to cost the Raiders the game.
Carr came in and threw a touchdown to Clive Walford before then leading the Raiders on a drive that set up Sebastian Janikowski's game-winning field goal. A superhuman effort from a real emerging star in the game.
Who knows, maybe this was Derek Carr's MVP moment.
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