Raiders injury update: Carr returns, Hayden progressing

Raiders injury update: Carr returns, Hayden progressing
August 18, 2014, 12:30 pm
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In Friday night's exhibition game against Detroit, Derek Carr completed 9 of 16 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. (USATI)

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ALAMEDA -- Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was pretty beat up after Friday's preseason win over the Detroit Lions. He hurt his ribs and his head after getting smashed to the turf by 6-foot-6, 262-pound Detroit Lions defensive end Larry Webster, but that heavy hit didn't keep him out for long. 

Just one practice, actually. 

X-Rays on his ribs came up negative, and he sailed through the concussion protocol in short time. He missed Sunday's workout, but was back in action on Monday in a limited role. That's a good sign for the second-round pick, as a prolonged absence could've hindered his progress. One missed workout will do no damage. 

Carr still hasn't been formally cleared to play Friday against Green Bay, but he's making strides in that direction. 

"I’ve never had one ever, so it was little scary for me," Carr said. "It what it is, and I’m obviously feeling a lot better now. I’m just taking it day by day. It’s a slow process, and we’ll monitor it as the week goes on."

In another positive health note, cornerback DJ Hayden did some side work. The second-year pro, who missed the preseason recovering from foot surgery, did some running and cutting in his most extensive work in a session open to the press. 

[REWIND: Hayden closer, still not ready to return]

"There’s been progress," Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said. "I hadn’t had the chance to talk with [head athletic trainer] H. Rod [Martin] to see exactly what they were able to do today, but he’s been making progress. Obviously, getting some field work in, being able to do some cutting, that’s a good sign. I still don’t know exactly what that timetable is going to be for his return. So, we’ll see how he does this week and we’ll kind of go from there.”

Fullback Marcel Reece didn't finish Sunday's practice with a right foot injury and wasn't able to go on Monday. Neither was receiver Brice Butler, who was diagnosed with a concussion and was pulled from Sunday's practice after reporting concussion-like symptoms.

Participation report:
Returned to practice:
QB Derek Carr (concussion)
Did not practice:  FB Marcel Reece (foot), WR Brice Butler (concussion), OT Matt McCants (concussion), TE Scott Simonson, CB Chimdi Chekwa (knee), CB Taiwan Jones (undisclosed), WR Juron Criner (hip), TE Nick Kasa (knee), DE Justin Ellis (concussion), G Lamar Mady (ankle), TE David Ausberry (knee), CB Chimdi Chekwa (knee), S Jeremy Deering (undisclosed).
Physically unable to perform: DJ Hayden (foot), G Lucas Nix (knee)