Tennessee Titans: Week 16 Injury Report vs. Los Angeles Rams
By Kyle Zwiazek
The season is winding down and there will only be one more injury report after this one. Hopefully, if the Titans get back to their winning ways, they will make the playoffs and we can look at injuries in 2018.
Derrick Morgan – Linebacker – Knee
Derrick Morgan has been a staple on the injury report for the past two weeks. The tables have turned, though, and Morgan is on the mend. He was able to practice on a limited basis this week, which bodes well for the veteran linebacker. Derrick Morgan is easily one of the more important defensive leaders on the roster and would be a welcome addition to a struggling defense; granted, the whole Tennessee Titans team is riding the struggle bus right now. Bringing Morgan back into the fold will give the defense an added spark that could right the ship. At this point, he is still questionable to play against Los Angeles this weekend. If there are no setbacks, Morgan will probably be on the field.
Karl Klug – Defensive Tackle – Groin
One of the more unsung heroes of the Titans defense is Karl Klug. The defensive tackle has a groin injury that he suffered last week in San Francisco. Klug is expected to miss some time because of the injury. So far, he has not practiced at all this week. Normally, if players have not practiced yet by Thursday they have a tough chance of playing on the weekend. It is possible if the injury is serious enough that Klug will miss the rest of the season. In his absence, look for David King to get some more snaps in rotation.
Logan Ryan – Cornerback – Ankle
At this point, Logan Ryan has still not practiced this week due to an ankle injury. He suffered the injury against the 49ers, but is expected to play against the Rams. Ryan is the veteran leader in the secondary and would be a bad loss in an already thin unit. He has had an up and down season. Mike Mularkey and the Tennessee Titans would be wise to make sure that he is completely healthy before getting the veteran cornerback out there. Logan Ryan is tough and it sounds like the injury is not too serious. He should be able play on Sunday.
LeShaun Sims – Cornerback – Hamstring
The infamous hamstring injury is back. As I was writing this article my phone lit up with an update saying that LeShaun Sims might be out for the season. Well, needless to say after that, Sims will not be playing on Sunday. He has a pretty bad hamstring injury and if history has proven anything it’s that hamstrings are unpredictable. Granted, there are only two games left in the regular season, but it is alarming to think Sims might be out for the rest of the season. Sims is not the best player, but the Titans secondary needs as much help as possible. Look for Kalan Reed to get more snaps in Sims’ absence.