Michael Roos recovering from appendectomy


When Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck lines up under center for the fourth straight week, he might have a new left tackle protecting him.

Left tackle Michael Roos had an appendectomy Monday morning, and coach Mike Munchak said his status for Sunday’s game against the Colts remains to be seen. If Roos can’t play this week, Mike Otto will start in his place.

“He’s kind of like [offensive line coach] Bruce Matthews,” Munchak said, via John Glennon of the Tenneseean. “He’s a quick healer, he can tolerate high pain levels and still play, which he’s done since he’s been here. So we’ll have to wait and see.

“That [appendectomy] doesn’t happen very often as far as a football players. It’s hard to tell what that means as far as when he can play again, how quickly he can play.”

Munchak said Ross reported some soreness before the game, but it was afterward it began bothering him.

“He was a little sore, but he was checked out and there were no symptoms of any kind. He was cleared,” Munchak said. “We thought he was going to be OK. He was fine. Obviously he played the game and was OK after the game. During the evening and in the morning, it started bothering  him.”

Roos has started 119 straight games since he was drafted in 2005, but the surgery casts doubt on that.

Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline missed most of OTAs and minicamp in June after his appendectomy, while Browns center Alex Mack played 13 days after the same procedure last year.