Tennessee Titans first round pick continues to miss games after medical emergency

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It is hard to be as snakebitten by injuries as the Tennessee Titans have been over the last few years, but here we are again.

On Wednesday, Peter Skoronski talked to the media for the first time since missing the game against the L.A. Chargers in Week 2.

He told reporters that he had to have emergency surgery to take care of his appendix after it burst two weeks ago. While he said that he is recovering and that he is starting to eat more and do more with the team, he wasn't at practice on Wednesday and it is highly unlikely that he will play this weekend.

This is just the latest in a string of bad injury luck for first-round picks made by this franchise. Since Adoree Jackson was drafted in the first round by the Tennessee Titans in 2017, every first-round pick for the Tennessee Titans has missed at least three games.

There really isn't anyone to blame for this streak. Guys like Rashaan Evans, Corey Davis, Treylon Burks, and Peter Skoronski all played all or nearly all of their games in their final two seasons, but freak incidents just happen in the NFL.

Tennessee Titans fans shouldn't be worried about Peter Skoronski

The good news for the Tennessee Titans is that this isn't anything that should reoccur and it doesn't point to any concerns about things like conditioning or soft tissue issues.

The bad news for the Titans is that this means that we are all going to be forced to watch Andre Dillard play left tackle for another week. Though to be fair, any hopes that Tennessee Titans fans have of any changes on the offensive line are purely driven by optimism at this point.

While the easiest answer has always been to let Dillon Radunz play left tackle, Mike Vrabel has shown time and again that he would rather let players like Dennis Daley, David Quessenberry, and now Andre Dillard have a dozen or so games under their belt before even considering a change.

How bad will it have to get this season before he thinks about letting Dillon Radunz play the position that he spent his entire college career and rookie season playing?

That is a question that will have to wait because until Peter Skoronski can come back and lock down the left guard spot, Dillard is going to be given a chance to play his way out of this hole. This is a crucial stretch for the Titans and not having their best offensive lineman is definitely hurting them. All fans can do is hold on and hope that the line can weather the storm until help arrives.