Linebacker Colin McCarthy still has not returned to practice for the Tennessee Titans, and was labeled “very questionable” for Sunday's game, according to Coach Mike Munchak.
McCarthy, however, is holding out hope that he might be able to play against the Detroit Lions.
“Highly questionable, but I think it's a possibility,” McCarthy said. “We're not playing till Sunday, so we still have time. I'm just gonna keep working and we'll see what happens come Sunday.”
McCarthy has shed his walking boot and says the ankle is getting better.
“It's feeling a lot better. I've been in there with the trainers, trying to get back as soon as I can. We're just taking it day by day and hopefully I'll be out there soon,” he said.
McCarthy admits it tough watching the Titans defense struggle while being on the sideline. He was injured in the opener against New England.
“It's frustrating. How well with played in the preseason, and thinking that would carry over to the regular season, it's disappointing. I'm still preparing. I'm mentally staying with it and studying film and staying involved and staying in meetings. I'm just trying to get back as soon as I can,” McCarthy said.
Elsewhere, the news is better for the Titans on the injury front.
Linebacker Zach Brown (knee), defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (knee), defensive tackle Mike Martin (foot), tackle Mike Otto (hand/knee) and running back Javon Ringer (elbow) all practiced on Thursday. Guard Leroy Harris (knee) was back on Thursday after getting Wednesday off, while guard Steve Hutchinson was rested on Thursday.