Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was having a career season and the Raiders were having their best season in many, many years going into this weekend's matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.
But that all changed on Saturday when Carr suffered a season-ending leg injury — a broken fibula. Fortunately, the Raiders were still able to find victory over the Colts, clinching a spot in the playoffs.
The Raiders had high expectations going into the post-season. And while Carr's chances at playing in the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl are likely zero, he says he still has hope.
And according to Carr, that hope comes from Jesus Christ and God the Father.
Saturday night, after it had been announced that he suffered a season-ending injury, Carr posted a note to Twitter about his feelings post-injury, encouraging his fans to put their faith in God while declaring that he ultimately serves God and is not at all worried about his injury.
Thank you to everyone that has been praying for me! Things happen in life that we don’t always understand, BUT I do KNOW this: I serve a God that loves me and this is the ultimate healer!
I am not worried one bit. I will bounce back and be on my fee within no time! Thank you for all of the love that you Raider Nation showed me in that stadium today. I will be back This is a team sport! So everything WE want is still out there for us!
See y’all soon! God bless and Merry Christmas!
The tweet included a reference to Old Testament scripture, specifically Joshua 1:9, which says: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
Carr also posted a picture to Instagram of himself being helped off the field with the caption, "This will be a day I will never forget! He will be glorified!!! Much love everybody! I will be back stronger than ever very soon!!! #Blessed"
Carr, a third-year player, is very outspoken about his faith as a Christian, and has said that his faith is the most important thing to him in his life. He even has a tattoo on each wrist honoring his faith. One is of a verse from the Old Testament book of Jeremiah and the other is a Chi-Rho symbol, which symbolizes Jesus as the risen Messiah or Christ.