These are not the days to be a Titans running back.
According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, the Titans fear they’ve lost backup Javon Ringer for the season with a left knee injury, suffered late in Sunday’s 30-7 loss to the Vikings. He was hauled off on a cart after he was landed on awkwardly during the kill the clock portion of the fourth quarter.
“He was obviously in a lot of pain when he got injured,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “You lose a game, that’s bad enough. When you get guys hurt, that’s the hard part about this.”
It extends a tough start of the season for Ringer, who missed time with an infection in his elbow that he feared might cost him his arm.
Of course, the Titans have problems in front of him on the depth chart as well.
After a 141-yard day against the Texans last week, Chris Johnson reverted, with just 24 yards on 15 carries. In four of his five games this year, he’s been held under 25 yards.
“Not just the running game, the whole offense didn’t do anything,” Johnson said. “Nobody made plays. Everything took a toll; you just can’t say the running game. It’s the whole offense.”
Ah, accountability. The Titans are a mess right now, a problem that goes far beyond having their starting quarterback on the bench.