Kobe Bryant to Derek Carr: 'Come back better than ever'

Oakland CA USA Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is carted off the field after an injury against the Indianapolis Colts during the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Orthopedic surgeon tells Raiders Wire Carr is'highly unlikely for Super Bowl'highly likely he'd re-injure bone

The Oakland Raiders will be counting on backup quarterback Matt McGloin in their first National Football League playoff run since 2002 as Derek Carr recovers from a broken leg that required surgery on Tuesday.

Carr, who has been in the NFL MVP discussion, broke his fibula in last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts. If Carr plays his cards correctly, that time table would align with Super Bowl weekend.

After seeing the photo on TMZ, Carr shared the video below on Instagram, with the caption, "What you really want to do when you just want to eat dinner with family and walk outside and TMZ "has" to get the first shot. but you don't because God's got you!"

On one side, one can understand the Raiders organization potential push to try to get Carr healthy by Super Bowl Sunday.

With that in mind, we'll be awfully surprised if the Raiders manage to stay alive in the playoffs long enough for Carr to make a return before the 2017 season begins.

The Raiders (12-3) need the win to secure a first-round bye.

In September, following the Raiders' win over the Saints, Carr was asked about performing in big moments and referred to Bryant. Also, rallying around their new quarterback in Matt McGloin, could also be a smart thing, too.

December 28, 2016#Raiders QB Derek Carr's surgery went very well & full recovery is expected.

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