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Marcus Mariota “should be back” when Titans get rolling this offseason

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Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota had a metal plate implanted to his fractured fibula in a surgical procedure three weeks ago and a Wednesday update on his condition from coach Mike Mularkey was a positive one.

Mariota was instructed to keep weight off the leg for two months after surgery and had a recovery timeline of 4-5 months before he’d be able to ramp up his football activity. That would fall around the time the Titans are going through organized team activities this offseason and Mularkey said that timeline remains in place during an appearance with Jared Stillman and former Titans General Manager Floyd Reese on 102.5 The Game.

“I spoke with Marcus this afternoon,” Mularkey said. “He actually had an appointment, and they did a good thorough checkup on him. He’s on track. He’s doing great. He should be back when we get this thing rolling. I can’t tell you exact times of when he’s going to practice, but he should be ready for the season, which is what we want him for. But he’s doing good. He’s going to be a very good patient, if I have anything to do with it.”

Whether it comes in OTAs or during training camp, the Titans will likely be cautious with their franchise quarterback when he first resumes on-field work as the goal will be to have him ready to roll come September.

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4 Responses to “Marcus Mariota “should be back” when Titans get rolling this offseason”
  1. cobrala2 says: Jan 19, 2017 12:16 PM

    Malarkey comes across a bit coarse.

  2. htowntexan says: Jan 19, 2017 1:07 PM

    Texans are hoping he is back. He can’t stand-up to an NFL season, so the Titans are generally rolling with a bad back-up the last quarter of the season. (Unfortunately, the Texans are rolling with a bad back-up all season.)

  3. nole53 says: Jan 19, 2017 1:15 PM

    I sure hope injuries don’t define Mariota’ s career….he’s been looking fine, but he needs to stay healthy.

  4. flipola says: Jan 26, 2017 6:15 PM

    Even the most durable player in the league doesn’t have bones of steel.

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