METAIRIE, La. (BRPROUD) — The New Orleans Saints could be without starting quarterback, Derek Carr, Sunday against the Buccaneers. Carr has a sprained right AC Joint after getting sacked during last Sunday’s loss to the Packers. 

Saints head coach Dennis Allen said Carr is week-to-week and his ability to play comes down to functionality and pain tolerance.

Carr playing Sunday isn’t off the table yet, however, the team is confident if quarterback Jameis Winston has to be QB1. 

“If I can play, I’ll play,” Carr said. “If I physically just can’t play then I can’t play. But if I’m out there, that means there’s no fear of re-injury. There’s no fear of this. There’s no fear of being able to help the football team. And so, I’m gonna do everything I can to be out there.”

“Whoever plays, if Jameis is out there and whoever there is out there, if Derek is out there, whatever the case may be, I mean, I got faith that we’ll be able to get it done,” Alvin Kamara, Saints running back, said.

Carr said he is comfortable playing Sunday if he doesn’t practice all week, however, he has to feel like he can help and not hurt the team. Carr did not participate in practice Wednesday, however, he was in attendance without pads or a helmet.