Injury Bug Takes Big Bite Out of Tennessee Titans
Tuesday was that day for the Tennessee Titans.
After being relatively injury-free for the first week of 2010 training camp, the Titans had three players injured on Tuesday. Defensive end William Hayes and defensive back Vincent Fuller sustained knee injuries while cornerback Alterraun Verner suffered an ankle sprain.
"All in the same day," said Fuller to Jim Wyatt and John Glennon of the Tennessean. "It is crazy how that happens."
Wyatt and Glennon also reported that the injury to Hayes seems to be the most serious. Hayes, entering his first season as a starter, immediately left the field after the injury. Fuller, who stayed on the sideline icing his knee, said he believed his injury was a hyper-extension and that he believed he would practice Wednesday.
But Titans head coach Jeff Fisher wasn't so sure, and added that Fuller could miss the preseason opener at Seattle.
"We've had a really good camp thus far from an injury standpoint," Fisher said. "I am not too concerned, but when guys leave practice and can't return there is reason to be concerned.''However, the Titans' are more concerned about the other pre-existing injuries to star cornerback Cortland Finnegan and rookie defensive end Derrick Morgan.
Finnegan sustained a hip flexor and is questionable for Saturday, while Morgan has missed all but one training camp practice with a calf injury and is not expected to play Saturday.
"When you can't do something you love, and other guys are doing it, it's so frustrating and so tough,'' Finnegan told the Tennessean. "But at the same time, you just get those mental reps until you get back out there. Life has a way of making you appreciate each and every moment.''