Titans quarterback Kerry Collins has a torn flexor tendon on the middle finger of his throwing hand and had to have the digit drained before Sunday's victory over Philadelphia.
Collins threw for 276 yards, completing 17 of 31 passes, including three touchdowns in filling in for Vince Young.
“It’s difficult to do what he did. Especially considering he had to have it drained, he couldn’t take a snap on Wednesday, and to come back and he was just not going to miss any time,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. “That’s just the way he’s always been, but you can imagine it’s difficult to handle that ball.”
As for Young, Fisher said he is optimistic that Young will have a chance to play Sunday in San Diego, but reiterated that the starting quarterback is still day-to-day. The thought of giving Young another week off with a bye week coming up Nov. 7 is a possibility.
“That is certainly part of the consideration. There are a lot of factors you have to consider, but it certainly is,” Fisher said. “Vince is most effective when he has his legs underneath him, not just as a runner, but as a passer—to be able to throw with accuracy it’s all about your feet. That was a concern of ours going into the ballgame and it will be a concern on a daily basis.”