Tennessee Titans: Kevin Pamphile had ‘some sort of surgical procedure’
Tennessee Titans right guard Kevin Pamphile appears to have had a surgical procedure on his injured left knee.
Tennessee Titans right guard Kevin Pamphile was spotted with a brace on his injured left knee before practice on Wednesday, and one beat writer says it’s a sign he had a surgical procedure on his knee.
Pamphile was spotted limping into the locker room after last Wednesday’s practice, which led to him missing the team’s next two practices on Thursday and Friday, and being inactive for Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns.
The veteran right guard did show up in the Titans locker room on Wednesday, however it appears he had “some sort of surgical procedure’ on his left knee, according to Terry McCormick of Titan Insider.
While there was hope Pamphile could return for Week 2, that looks to be nothing short of a long shot at this point. Instead, Pamphile will likely miss more time than that, although it isn’t clear exactly how long he’ll be out.
In his place, fellow guard Jamil Douglas had himself a good game in Week 1. Head coach Mike Vrabel called Douglas a player of note and said the right guard could start again in Week 2 during his press conference on Monday.
At this point, the only real threat to Douglas for the starting spot on the right side while Pamphile is out is rookie Nate Davis, who was inactive for the game against the Browns.
Davis is healthy, but because of so much missed practice time when he was dealing with his own injury prior to the start of the season, he has some catching up to do.
Douglas is the man at right guard for now and has the chance to play himself into a starting role for the entire 2019 season, as his head coach clearly has confidence in him.