CINCINNATI _ Kendall Wright said his foot got stuck in the artificial turf of Paul Brown Stadium, causing him to suffer the injury to his right knee.
Wright, the Tennessee Titans' first-round pick in 2012, suffered the injury on a catch over the middle in the first half. Wright was carted to the locker room where he underwent x-rays and an MRI.
“My foot got stuck in the turf, and when I got tackled, I got bent up and hurt my knee,” Wright said.
Wright finished the game with four catches for 44 yards. He said he didn't hear a pop in the knee, and while he isn't a doctor, said he believes it is a sprain of some sort.
“I'm waiting on my MRI and x-ray results to get back. … I think it's a sprain,” Wright said.
Wright admitted there is the possibility he could miss some time with the injury, even if it is just in the preseason.
“It might (cause me to miss time), but with the way I am, if they let me and I'm feeling good, I'll try to practice,” Wright said.. “But if not, I'll just have to wait and see and wait it out. It's frustrating, but I'm ready to get the results back so I can see what's wrong. I hate missing time and I hate missing being out there with my teammates.”
Coach Mike Munchak was optimistic that the injury might not be real serious.
“He was walking around, so I'll take that as a good sign, but we'll have to wait and see,” Munchak said.
Wright wasn't the only Titans player to suffer an injury in the game, as linebacker Akeem Ayers went out in the first quarter.
According to Coach Mike Munchak, Ayers got kicked in the ankle, and it is not believed to be a serious injury.
“He got kicked in the ankle. I don't really think it's a sprain, but maybe more of a bruise,” Munchak said.
Safety Corey Lynch looks to have suffered a left quadriceps injury in the game, leaving the locker room with a sleeve on his leg.
The Titans had hoped to play rookie center Brian Schwenkie, but his hamstring became sore late in the week, and he was held out for the second straight game.