Delanie Walker injury updates: The latest on Titans TE’s Week 12 status

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18: Delanie Walker
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18: Delanie Walker /

Follow this Delanie Walker tracker for all the latest updates on  his Week 12 status.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker has missed the last three games with an ankle injury and only played five snaps in Week 7. However, things are looking up for the veteran in Week 12 as the Titans prepare to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Follow this tracker for all the latest updates throughout the week.

UPDATE: Friday

Despite practicing on a limited basis all week, it looks like Walker will miss his fourth-straight game, as he’s listed as doubtful on the Friday injury report.

This comes after Walker said he might “err on the side of caution” this week after Friday’s practice.

Fire up your Jonnu Smith or any other alternative you have for one more week.

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UPDATE: Friday

Walker was once again limited at practice on Friday.

While that would seem like another good sign that he’ll play, Walker did say he could err on the side of caution and not play on Sunday.

Just when we thought we had some clarity, Walker throws that one in. Keep an eye on his status for Sunday, and if he doesn’t go you can roll with Jonnu Smith again.

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UPDATE: Thursday

Walker practiced on a limited basis once again on Thursday.

So far, so good for Walker this week. We’ll see if he can get in a full practice on Friday, although that won’t be necessary for him to play.

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UPDATE: Wednesday

Walker has finally returned to the practice field.

This is great news for Walker, who doesn’t typically practice on Wednesdays, and it puts him on track to play in Week 12 against the Jaguars.

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Last week, a report by Paul Kuharksy stated that the Titans were “optimistic” Walker would return in Week 12, so that was the first good news for his potential availability.

Since then, the Titans enjoyed a full week off with their bye and Walker had extra time to rest his ailing ankle.

On Monday, Walker told the media that he felt better and sounded optimistic that he would indeed return in Week 12, although nothing is certain yet.

“Just by the things I’ve been doing, it feels good, so I think it’s going in the right direction,” Walker said on Monday. “Again, I’m a tough guy and I feel like at this point it’s where I’m able to play, but again we just have to see.”

Walker was also spotted wearing a knee brace, although he made it clear that the brace was no big deal and its only purpose was to give him extra support when he’s walking around, and he won’t be wearing it at practice or in games.

We’ll have to keep an eye on Walker’s participation in practice during the week. Walker typically doesn’t practice on Wednesdays, so a more concrete update on his status may not come until Thursday.

Either way, we’ll be updating this tracker with any new information on Walker as the week progresses. All updates will be at the top near the top of the page.