ALAMEDA – Derek Carr had successful surgery to repair a broken right fibula on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.
The Raiders quarterback confirmed that fact on Twitter later in the afternoon.
"Surgery couldn't have gone better!," Carr wrote. "Received great news! Already started the recovery process! Thank you for all of your prayers as I heal up!"
Carr got hurt late in Saturday's victory over Indianapolis. He was sacked by Colts linebacker Trent Cole, who whipped Carr around while bringing him down. Carr's right ankle got trapped underneath his body wasn't able to withstand the impact.
Derek Carr's brother David Carr said on NFL Network – he's an analyst for the station – that Derek's initial recovery timetable is 6-8 weeks. That makes it extremely unlikely Derek Carr will play again this season.
Carr has remained in good spirits despite the significant injury, and is expected to be back in the Raiders facility as soon as possible to help the team prepare for the postseason.
"I know he's not going to take time off or be away from this building if he doesn't have to," Raiders running back Latavius Murray said. "That's the kind of guy he is. The most important thing for him right now is getting rest and getting better."
Here's Carr's post-surgery Tweet:
Surgery couldn't have gone better! Received great news! Already started the recovery process!Thank you for all of your prayers as I heal up! — Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) December 27, 2016