In Carr’s first press conference of the year, he spoke with almost jubilant energy about his recovery from a broken right fibula suffered at the hands of Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Trent Cole in Week 16 of last season.
“Yes, I feel great. I have been running, jumping, been throwing, cutting, everything, so I’m ready to rock. I’m ready to do absolutely everything.”
Despite how Carr feels today, their naturally was pain and frustration just like any other rehabilitation, however, through it all Carr remained a regularly positive and happy man around the facility and with family and friends.
It was that quality which Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack drew upon when he later stated that he was “just blessed” to have a man and player like Carr in his locker room.
When posed with the inevitable question about whether he was ready to take a hit or not, Carr grinned before offering a “yes” because he said that he had made his wife tackle him a couple of times.
The fibula wasn’t the only thing strong within Carr on this Monday, as his sense of humor seemed as fortified as ever.
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