Kendall Wright said the Tennessee Titans trainers were pleasantly surprised with how much movement he has in his shoulder just one week after slamming it on the ground going for a low pass.
“They actually were impressed with how much movement I have in it, but I just don’t like sitting out, so I just have to do what I can to get back out on the field,” Wright said.
That won’t happen this week for Wright, the Titans’ first-round pick out of Baylor, as he will sit out the OTAs to rest the shoulder.
As far as he can recollect, this is the first time at any level he has had to miss practice time due to an injury..
“It’s very frustrating. It’s my first time every missing a practice since I’ve been playing football. This is my first time to miss, but it’s for a pretty good reason. They don’t want me to re-aggravate it or re-hurt it, and I don’t want to hurt it again either,” he said.
As far as other injuries, fellow receiver Lavelle Hawkins has been cleared with his ankle injury and returned to practice this week.
“I’m just happy to be back out there with my guys and getting some sweat in,” said Hawkins, who had missed time the past few practices with the ankle problem.
Guard Leroy Harris, who was expected to be out until training camp with a shoulder injury, received the OK from the medical staff and returned to practice this week as well.
“Leroy has been out here with the team just doing individual drills,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said “We gave our physicals yesterday and the doctor felt good about his shoulder with the time that has passed and everything looks good there. They felt the appropriate time has passed to kind of go ahead and let him get back in the middle of things.
“Plus it will be good for his confidence to get two or three days of work with the offensive line, so when plays are called you quit worrying about your injuries and maybe what is bothering you.”