The Titans are cautiously optimistic about the knee of quarterback Marcus Mariota, given that he was able to keep playing after suffering a low hit on Sunday.
But his status remains uncertain. Per a league source, the Titans hope it’s just an MCL injury, which can heal with rest. He’ll have an MRI on Monday to determine the full extent of the injury.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt wasn’t happy about the hit that injured Mariota, and Whisenhunt said so, with some colorful language. Mariota had no complaints about the team’s decision to let him keep playing with a potential knee injury.
Then again, players aren’t wired to take a seat. Which is why teams need to be willing and able to protect players from themselves.