Marcus Mariota dealing with hamstring, ankle injuries, may need surgery

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Although the Titans shrugged off the left knee injury suffered by quarterback Marcus Mariota on Sunday, Mariota appears to be far less than 100 percent healthy.

Longtime Tennessee reporter Paul Kuharsky reports that Mariota is still struggling with the hamstring injury he suffered earlier in the season, and Mariota is also having problems with the ankle injury he suffered last season.

The ankle injury may require surgery, although Mariota can wait until after the season for that. The issue stems from the injury that ended his 2016 season almost a year ago.

Despite a disappointing loss on Sunday in which the offense couldn’t get anything going, the Titans remain well-positioned to make the playoffs. They have a one-game lead in the wild card race and trail the Jaguars by one game in the AFC South.

So the Titans expect to have at least four more games, and they’re hoping Mariota can tough it out through all of them.

32 responses to “Marcus Mariota dealing with hamstring, ankle injuries, may need surgery

  1. dlw492 says:
    December 13, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Glass
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    Which running QB’s have been injury free?

  2. Mariota go on and sit this next game out. Take care of yourself. You have your whole career in front of you. Delanie Walker can take this next game off as well.

  3. Titans play the newly revived SF 49ers with Jimmy G on the west coast, then the Rams and finish with the Jags. Why should we suspect them to play FOUR more games?! They are not going to make it….

  4. Great – another offseason of rehab, sitting out OTAs, etc. The sooner the Titans move on from him, the better off they’ll be in the long term. It’s the same thing every season. People talk about his “potential,” and that “one day” he’ll be a great QB. But this is his third season, and he is clearly getting worse. And Mularkey and Robiskie aren’t helping at all. That Cardinals game is the beginning of a slow trainwreck for this franchise. Fix it now and rebuild. Fire everyone.

  5. NFL equaling “Not For Long” seems to be taking on a new meaning now. Key players just keep falling and it’s getting worse every season. The league is becoming a game of injury Russian roulette. I mean, in the NFC the key playoff QB matchup might be Nick Foles versus Case Keenum (barring none of those 2 go down in the last few weeks).

  6. Glass? Hardly. Try playing NFL football. You can make smart remarks from your easy chair, but you couldn’t make a single play.

  7. well they can’t be 7-9 since they have already won 8 games. But 8-8 is very likely. Marcus is not a even a mediocre pocket QB. Teams don’t need worry about him running and the offense flat out sucks.

    Mariota’s injury will save Mularky’s job and the hype will start all over again come June that the Titans are loaded and with a healthy Mariota the sky’s the limit. But next year the JAGs will have a better QB, Luck will be back and Watson will be back ready to dominate. Pain and misery on the horizon for the Titans.

  8. Jags gonna win the Division and will beat down the Titans soon … Healthy or not Mariota will not want to be on the field when the Jags come to town … Jags D is too Nasty and Mariota will be running for his Life if he does play against them … A lot has changed since Week 2. GO JAG NATION !!!

  9. Mariota is a creampuff from Hawaii who thinks Tennessee weather is Arctic in the fall, the sissy can’t handle it. Let him run and hide back to Hawaii

  10. thermanmerman99 says:
    December 13, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Mariota is a creampuff from Hawaii who thinks Tennessee weather is Arctic in the fall, the sissy can’t handle it. Let him run and hide back to Hawaii
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    You must be trolling… The Titans beat the Chiefs last year in the coldest game ever recorded at Arrowhead Stadium. And if he was a true “creampuff,” he wouldn’t be playing through multiple injuries right now. It’s not that he’s a wimp… He’s simply not a good QB.

  11. Peoples Republic of PFT says:
    December 13, 2017 at 9:56 am
    Is Mariota RGIII 2.0? Not a Titans fan but would be nice to see him not get hurt and play to his fullest potential…but I’m thinking that is wishful thinking…

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    Actually I’m pretty sure RGIII actually took his team to the playoffs….

  12. thermanmerman99 says:
    December 13, 2017 at 11:37 am
    Mariota is a creampuff from Hawaii who thinks Tennessee weather is Arctic in the fall, the sissy can’t handle it. Let him run and hide back to Hawaii

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    Gosh and I thought the Patriot trolls were nasty.

  13. chipper41 says:
    December 13, 2017 at 11:22 am
    well they can’t be 7-9 since they have already won 8 games. But 8-8 is very likely. Marcus is not a even a mediocre pocket QB. Teams don’t need worry about him running and the offense flat out sucks.

    Mariota’s injury will save Mularky’s job and the hype will start all over again come June that the Titans are loaded and with a healthy Mariota the sky’s the limit. But next year the JAGs will have a better QB, Luck will be back and Watson will be back ready to dominate. Pain and misery on the horizon for the Titans.

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    I agree with most of what you just said – I don’t think Mariota is a great QB, but I also don’t think anyone is using his injury as an excuse. He is injured, like many players are injured and that is a fact. But I am still shy about throwing Luck into that conversation. One, there’s no indication of what’s going on with his shoulder, so in my mind there’s no guarantee he is coming back to start next year. But even if he does, the combination of what he lacks and what his team lacks hardly makes me concerned he will be a massive threat.

  14. After Locker, and now Mariota, I’m staring to wonder if there’s an issue in Tennessee. Either with scouting, the OL, the field, or all the above. Two pretty good QBs end up beat up and injury prone… Hmm…

  15. sunnyd89 says:

    December 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Wow…and people say Jameis Winston is a bust
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    Jameis Winston couldn’t spell “bust”

  16. Ah man, to finish 8-8 and miss the playoffs on account of the Ravens, Chiefs or Chargers… UGH! GET WELL SOON, MM!

  17. One of the genuinely humble and nice QB’s out there with the talent to back it up but just can’t catch a break. Really want him to succeed and take the Titans to the post season. Titan Up!!

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