Titans TE Delanie Walker talks upcoming ankle procedure, more on future

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13: Delanie Walker
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13: Delanie Walker /

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker will have a “clean up” procedure on his ankle next week.

Delanie Walker is set to have a follow-up procedure on his ankle that he hopes will relieve the pain he is feeling in his ankle that caused him to be placed on injured reserve a few weeks ago.

Walker had missed the previous five games before being placed in IR, and while some thought the premature ending to his season might be the last we see of him, the Tennessee Titans tight end has already stated he wants to return in 2020.

On Friday, Walker spoke about what he hopes will come from the procedure, which is set to take place next week, per John Glennon of The Athletic.

"“I’m having a procedure done now, so that’s pretty much the bottom line at the end of the day,” Walker said."

Walker was then asked if it was a similar procedure to what he had done after the initial injury he suffered to the ankle in 2018.

"“It’s just something different, just a clean up pretty much. It was something loose in there that they feel they need to get cleaned and it may be causing the pain in my ankle, so that’s where we’re at right now.”"

Hopefully the upcoming procedure will solve Walker’s problems and he’s able to return to the field pain-free in 2020. After such a great career in the NFL and with the Titans, it would be a shame for his tenure to end this way.

Speaking of his tenure ending this way, Walker was then asked if he has spoken to general manager Jon Robinson about what his future holds beyond 2019.

"“I don’t think that’s a concern right now. I’m worried about this year and what’s going on right now. I don’t think next year needs to be talked about at this moment.”"

Walker has one more year left on his current contract that will pay him $8.36 million in 2020. It remains to be seen if the Titans will want to retain him at that price.