A.J. Brown injury revealed.
Things are never easy for the Tennessee Titans, and an injury to A.J. Brown is your annual reminder of that.
The Titans injury report is strange because Mike Vrabel never talks about injuries, so you would be hard-pressed to know if an injury to a player is a serious issue or if it is just a scrape.
Going through the injury report this week, A.J. Brown missed on Tuesday but I chalked that up to heavy usage on Monday night and him needing some time to recover. That doesn’t appear to be the case.
Adam Schefter reported that it is actually a bone bruise in A.J. Brown’s knee and the timetable for that is murky.
From the specific phrasing of that tweet and the fact that A.J. Brown hasn’t gone on I.R. yet, I would assume that this is something that the Titans believe could be fixed fairly quickly. If it isn’t going to be 3+ weeks (we know because of I.R.) and he isn’t out on Friday, then I would assume we can expect him back for Week 3.
Something to remember is that Vrabel isn’t shy about ruling people out of games early. If the Titans think that A.J. Brown can’t go this week, they won’t draw this out until Sunday morning, we will know about it by Friday.
Luckily, the Titans have a secret weapon this weekend.
Going forward, the expectation has to be the Corey Davis, Adam Humphries and Jonnu Smith are going to see more touches on offense to compensate. Davis is being listed with a hamstring injury in practice, but that is what he was listed as having last week and he had one of the best games of his career.
That’s right, Jamil Doug- I’m kidding. The big news is that Darrynton Evans practiced fully yesterday and limited today after Mike Vrabel talked about him likely being able to play this weekend on Thursday morning.
Evans would give the Titans another receiving weapon on offense to help fill the void left by A.J. Brown for a week or two, and it wouldn’t hurt to have someone in who can keep Derrick Henry fresh.
Not a terrible injury report heading into the weekend, but the A.J. Brown news is a big damper.