Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker was wearing a walking boot on his left foot Monday during the open part of the locker room session.
Walker, who was limping noticeably after Sunday's come-from-behind victory over the San Diego Chargers, said he will be fine, and Coach Mike Munchak said he doesn't expect Walker to miss any games because of his injured foot and toe.
“I had an MRI done, but we haven't gotten the tests back yet. It's just a little sore. The boot is helping me walk better,” Walker said before joking, “I can play with a boot if I have to.”
The Titans need Walker, who has proven himself to be a valuable guy, even when he makes a mistake.
Just after the ball bounced away from Walker, San Diego safety Marcus Gilchrist was set to pick the ball off and seal the game for the Chargers. But Walker had the presence of mind to knock the ball free making it an incompletion and giving Locker another chance.
In the season opener, Walker fumbled a ball and then hopped up to recover his own fumble in that game.
“I think he's just a refuse to lose kind of guy. It was the same thing when he fumbled the ball in Pittsburgh. I never saw a guy get up so fast and recover a football after it got knocked loose,” Munchak said. “This was another play where he did exactly the same thing where he wasn't gonna be that guy. He said that he wasn't gonna be that guy. That was a phenomenal play by him.
"If he catches the ball, he doesn't have to do all that, but he didn't and he saved a bad situation no doubt. Those are the kind of guys we've added to this football team that makes us a different team. Those kinds of plays are contagious.”
Walker said he seems to have a knack for awareness, and it paid off again Sunday.
“Guys talked about that fumble I had and said I jumped up so fast to recover the ball. I think it's just my awareness,” Walker said. “I've always been that way. Guys say I'm like a Swiss army knife. I can do a lot of different things. When the ball tipped off my hand, I knew the safety was behind me. There was no other place the ball was going but to him. I had to go out there and make sure I didn't cost us the game.”
Running back Shonn Greene said he will not get to play against his old team when the New York Jets come to town on Sunday.
Greene had his right knee scoped a week ago and, while he could start running this week, he said he probably won't play this Sunday.
“It's something that had to be done,” Greene said of he surgery.
Defensive tackle Sammie Hill's ankle is still sore, and his status for this week is still uncertain.
Linebacker Patrick Bailey might be able to play this week, despite leaving Sunday's game with a hamstring injury. Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, who was inactive with a hamstring injury, should be able to practice this week.