McRath could need knee scoped

Tennessee Titans linebacker Gerald McRath might need to have his troublesome knee scoped, according to Coach Mike Munchak.

McRath did not play Friday night against Tampa Bay and won't play this Thursday against Arizona.

“He may (need surgery),” Munchak admitted. “That's still one of those things he's been putting off. He's been trying to work through it for the last week or 10 days.”

McRath had has some days off from practice to rest the knee, but has missed more and more time due to the injury.

Also, tackle Mike Otto, who had surgery on his injured right hand, will miss about three to four weeks due to that injury. Otto was injured last Tuesday night when his hand got caught in teammate Malcolm Sheppard's shoulder pads, dislocating his right ring finger.

Elsewhere, defensive end Dave Ball (concussion) remains out, as is cornerback Terrence Wheatley (hamstring).

Safety Jordan Babineaux, who sat out Friday night with a shoulder injury, may be out of practice for another day, but should play against Arizona. There is the possibility that tight end Brandon Barden (hamstring), who has been out for most of camp, could return this week.

Two players who suffered knee sprains against Tampa Bay – linebacker Patrick Bailey and fullback Collin Mooney – should be able to practice and play this week.

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