JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – Oakland quarterback Derek Carr’s injured throwing hand that knocked him out of the game Sunday is not as serious as originally feared, and the Raiders are hopeful Carr will be able to play this week against Baltimore.

An MRI on Monday showed that Carr only had a bruise on his right hand. Carr even showed coach Jack Del Rio that he was able to squeeze a ball in a sign that he should be able to practice this week.

In other injury news, safety Nate Allen will miss time with a knee injury but is expected back this season. Del Rio had not seen results of safety Charles Woodson’s MRI on his injured shoulder.

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