UPDATE: Titans coach Jeff Fisher provided some updates on Young’s thumb injury following the game against the Redskins. Fisher said Young injured the flexor tendon on his right thumb, and might need surgery. In the event the injury does require surgery, Fisher said Young would be done for the season. Injury or not, a visibly unhappy Fisher said Young has lost his job as the starter for the Titans. Huge news out of Tennessee.
Nice to meet you, Rusty Smith.
The rookie QB from Florida Atlantic is making his NFL debut for the Titans against the Redskins, taking over for an injured Vince Young during the second half in Tennessee.
Young injured his right thumb during the third quarter and was taken to the locker room briefly before returning to the sideline. He spent a considerable amount of time warming up, at one point trying a white glove on his throwing hand, but he didn’t return for the Titans’ next series.
It would appear Young is having issues comfortably gripping the ball. Officially, his return is questionable.
Young appeared to be injured when he hit his hand on a helmet during a 37-yard completion to Nate Washington. Young was 12-of-16 passing for 165 yards before leaving.
The Titans are now in the hands of Smith, a sixth-round pick in last April’s draft.