Tennessee Titans: Week 14 vs. Arizona Cardinals Injury Report

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 03: DeAndre Hopkins
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 03: DeAndre Hopkins /

The string of luck continues, as the Tennessee Titans have a fairly small group of injured players. Unfortunately, one of the bigger names on the teams will not be on the field this Sunday in Arizona.

Derrick Morgan – Linebacker – Knee

One of the top pass rushers on the team, Derrick Morgan will be out on Sunday with a knee injury. He had missed practice all week with the injury that was suffered last week against the Texans. At this point, it is unclear how serious the injury is going to be. According to Jason Wolf of the Tennessean, Morgan will most likely be “day to day” heading into next week. With Morgan sidelined, look for veteran linebacker Erik Walden to step into his role. Walden has seen a solid amount of playing time this season and will be a decent fill-in against the Arizona Cardinals.

Rishard Matthews – Wide Receiver – Hamstring

Rishard Matthews is on the mend and will play on Sunday. He missed the last two games with a hamstring injury. As we all know, hamstrings can be very tricky to predict, but Matthews has been able to practice this week. Practicing in full is always a good sign for player availability. The Titans can definitely use Matthews this week because he is one of Marcus Mariota’s favorite targets. He may be a little limited or on a snap count, but look for Matthews to be a factor in Sunday’s game.

Delanie Walker – Tight End – Ankle

Walker has been one of the more frequent names on the injury report week after week. The current injury is an ankle problem that he has been dealing with for a few weeks now. It has not kept him out of too much game action, but is keeping the veteran tight end out of practice often. Look at it as a precautionary measure. Walker knows the offense well and does not need the same kind of repetitions that some young players would. Also, having Walker healthy for a playoff run is very important to the overall health and strategy of the team. By him sitting out practice, the Titans are just trying to get their tight end to full strength, but he’s good to go for Sunday.

Logan Ryan – Cornerback – Concussion

Ryan received a concussion last Sunday against the Houston Texans. Those are always scary injuries and difficult to predict. Luckily for the Titans, Ryan was able to get over his symptoms in less than a week. He was back at practice on Thursday and passed the league’s concussion protocol. Look for Ryan to play on Sunday. The problem with concussions, though, is one bad hit and he can be down again. The coaching staff needs to keep an eye on Ryan throughout the game to make sure that no issues come back.