Saints QB Derek Carr misses remainder of game with shoulder injury


katherine terellespn staff writerSep 24, 2023, 03:23 pm ETread 1 minute

Green Bay, Wis. – New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr was ruled out with a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

After exiting the game, backup quarterback Jameis Winston replaced him. When Carr left the game the Saints were leading 17–0.

Carr took a hard hit to the shoulder after a sack on third-and-9 with 10:51 left in the third quarter. He remained on the ground for a few minutes after athletic trainers took care of his shoulder, then walked to the sideline under his own strength.

After spending a few minutes in the injury tent, Carr went to the locker room, where he had an X-ray of his shoulder, according to the Fox broadcast. He was named as doubtful for return shortly after.

Before the injury, Carr was 13 of 18 for 103 yards and a touchdown.

After Carr signed a four-year, $150 million deal with the Saints in free agency, Winston took a pay cut to remain with the Saints as a backup. Winston began both the 2021 and 2022 seasons as the intended starter, but did not end up that way.

Winston’s 2021 season ended with a torn ACL after seven games. The Saints rested him four games into the 2022 season due to back and foot injuries, but he never regained the starting job from Andy Dalton.

Carr was the second Saints player to be ruled out after guard Cesar Ruiz left Sunday’s game early with an injury.


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