Two key Titans who did not finish Sunday's win over Detroit might be able to play this Sunday when Tennessee visits AFC South leader Houston this week.
Tight end Jared Cook left Sunday's 44-41 victory over the Lions in the first half after suffering a shoulder and had his left arm in a sling following the game.
Cook had an MRI on the shoulder, and the news was mostly good, as Coach Mike Munchak is optimistic Cook could play Sunday against the Texans.
“His shoulder is sore. He fell on his shoulder right before the half,” Munchak said. “He's getting checked out today, but again we still feel good about him playing next week.”
One of the Titans other top receiving weapons, wide receiver Kenny Britt, couldn't finish the game either because of a stiff ankle.
“We had him checked out today. He played through it a little bit,” Munchak said. “It just got sore by the time we got to the fourth hour and the overtime. It got sore. He stiffened up so we got him out. He may be limited in practice, that kind of thing, but hopefully, he'll be ready by the weekend.”
Titans kicker Rob Bironas, who missed two field goal attempts Sunday, had a problem with his left ankle following the opening kickoff, but Munchak indicated the kicker has had issues with the ankle before.
“He got tweaked a little bit early. It's an ankle (problem) he's had in the past. He's fine,” Munchak said.
Also on the injury front, the Titans are cautiously optimistic that middle linebacker Colin McCarthy could be back in action. McCarthy has missed the past two games due to an ankle injury. But his rehab work has increased in recent days.
“He's doing a lot more with the rehab as far as running on the field and things like that. It's just a matter of how he progresses the next three or four days as he's doing football-like activities,” Munchak said.