Shortly after announcing that his surgery to repair his broken right fibula was a success, Derek Carr received a message from one of his favorite athletes.
Former Lakers legend Kobe Bryant sent the following message to Carr on Twitter Tuesday evening:
In September, following the Raiders' win over the Saints, Carr was asked about performing in big moments and referred to Bryant.
"That's really just my mindset," Carr told the media on Sept. 15. "I'm a big Kobe fan so, that ‘Mamba' mentality. You have to go out there and you have to do it. I've studied him, I've watched him forever and that's always been my mindset when I get in those situations. Now, they always don't work out, but that's just where my mind's at."