Derrick Morgan said a loose stitch in his surgically repaired left knee was causing the pain and irritation.
Morgan underwent ACL surgery last October and was progressing fine until a preseason game in St. Louis when he twisted the knee and felt some pain. It was a stitch from where his meniscus had been repaired in the surgery that came loose and was causing him problems.
“One of the stitches they used, they went in there and took it out when they repaired my meniscus. That was causing some irritation,” Morgan said. “Sometimes they heal down, and sometimes they don't. When they took it out, I felt instant relief from it.”
Morgan underwent an arthroscopic procedure late last month from Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, and said he felt immediate relief.
“I felt relief immediately when I had the procedure done. It was really a relief off my mind. I feel better about it and I'll proceed from there,” Morgan said.
Proceeding from there means trying to get back on the field soon. Morgan won't play in the season opener against the Jaguars, but hopes to suit up and be ready when the Titans open their home scheduled Sept. 18 against Baltimore.
“They've ruled me out for this week, but I'm hoping to be back for Baltimore,” said the 2010 first-round pick from Georgia Tech.