MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Kerry Collins got the start for the Tennessee Titans, but he did not get the finish.
Collins injured his left calf late in the first half and was wearing a protective boot as he spoke to reporters after Sunday's 29-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
That left Vince Young to play in the second half, even on his tender left ankle. The injury situation puts the Titans in a quandary as to what to do about the quarterback position.
Even if Young is healthy enough to start against Washington next Sunday – and from his mobility Sunday, it would appear that he will be – the Titans might still need another quarterback to get them through the next several weeks.
Collins is scheduled for an MRI on Monday on his injured calf, and those sorts of injuries can take several weeks to heal. If that is the case, then Tennessee would be left with only untested rookie Rusty Smith behind Young.
Collins actually suffered the injury on the next-to-last play of the first half.
“I escaped to my right, and when I pushed off on my left foot to roll out I just felt something grab back there,” he said. “We'll see how it is. Hopefully, the MRI won't be real bad news tomorrow. I'll do whatever I can to get back out there as soon as I can.”
Titans coach Jeff Fisher sounded as if Collins, who did not come back onto the bench for the second half, could miss some time.
“Kerry is out with an injured calf," Fisher said. "I don't know how long it's going to be."
As for possible replacements, the Titans had Chris Simms in training camp this year, and he knows their offense. Likewise, Patrick Ramsey is another former Titan who knows the system and is currently a street free agent as well.