The dreaded morning-after-your-starting-QB-gets-hurt situation in Tennessee appears to have turned out to be a best-case scenario of sorts for the Titans.
Vince Young hurt his knee, Kerry Collins took over, the Titans didn’t mess a beat while thumping the Jaguars. Jeff Fisher said his starter actually could have returned to the game (in the shotgun) if the team needed him. All good, right?
When Young was asked after the game what his initial thoughts were when he was bent backward and his left knee twisted, he replied, “Gone for the season,” according to Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.
Early indications are that Young avoided that fate. Young, who injured the same knee on the same field during the 2008 season opener, said this injury feels less serious.
“Actually I felt pretty good overall, compared to the last time I hurt my knee against Jacksonville. I felt pretty good after this one,” Young said. “I thought it was going to be worse than that, but it’s all right for now.”
Young is classifying himself as day to day (who isn’t?) and said tests are scheduled for Monday.
“I’m day to day. I’m a fast healer. I’m a strong healer,” Young said. “We’ve got some great trainers that do a great job of getting guys back out there. I just want to take it day by day, and we’ll see when Sunday gets here.”
— Frank Tadych