Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene, who suffered a knee injury in the opener against Pittsburgh and did not play on Sunday against the Houston Texans, has had a scope on his the knee and will miss a week or two.
A source confirmed to TitanInsider that Greene had had the knee scoped on Monday.
Coach Mike Munchak hinted at that at his Monday press conference.
“We were waiting and hoping that we could get through this process and give him a couple of days to see how it would respond,” Munchak said. “We're gonna talk about what's the best way. He's getting better, but 'getting better' what exactly does that mean? Could it be a week or two or what is the alternative and is that best thing to do with him.”
The Titans signed Greene in the off-season to a three-year, $10 million contract with the expectation that he would fill the big back role as a complement to Chris Johnson. But then Greene suffered the injury against the Steelers and has not been able to return to practice.
That leaves the backup running back spot now to Jackie Battle, who picked up a key fourth-down and scored the Titans' only touchdown against Pittsburgh. But on Sunday, Battle had just 13 yards on six carries and was stuffed on a fourth down play when the blocking broke down.
“I'm gonna try to take full advantage of every opportunity I have to play and do the best I can. I just want to fill in to where there is no drop-off, just as if Shonn was never gone,” said Battle who faces his old team, the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
In other injuries, defensive tackle Sammie Hill suffered an ankle injury and did not return on Sunday.
He said he had a similar injury once before while with the Detroit Lions.
“I did it before, but hopefully it's shorter than last time. Last time it was probably like four weeks. It feels a whole lot better than it did before,” said Hill, who had an MRI on Monday.