EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. _ Tennessee Titans cornerback Jason McCourty experienced the highs and lows during his homecoming Sunday.
Not long after McCourty made his first career interception in the same area he played his college football, McCourty's season was put on hold with a broken right forearm.
Rookie Alterraun Verner, whom McCourty beat out in training camp this summer, came on to finish up and had a fumble recovery.
“I got hit on a tackle, and the next three plays, it just felt like it was moving. When they looked at it on the sideline, I wasn't feeling too great,” said the second-year player from Rutgers.
McCourty will be evaluated on Monday, but if his injury is like others suffered by Titans defensive backs, it could put him on the shelf for about three to four weeks. The key will be whether or not the injury will require any surgery to insert a plate or screws.
Last year, the Titans lost Vincent Fuller, Nick Harper to those injuries. Both those players required surgery to repair the injury.
McCourty was most disappointed in not being able to return.
“It hurts just not to be able to go out there and play with the guys. You prepare all week and to not be able to go back in just sucks,” McCourty said.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher said McCourty could have gone back into the game if needed, as McCourty was wearing a heavy wrap on the forearm.
“We may be without him for a week or two. I think he's got a slight fracture. He did not return. He could've, but he did not,” Fisher said.
On his interception, McCourty made a catch on a ball in the end zone that Giants quarterback Eli Manning actually threw left-handed in the direction of tight end Kevin Boss.