Online Now 28

Thursday injuries: No practice for VY

Vince Young says he is getting better, but did not practice again on Thursday because of knee and ankle injuries suffered in Monday night's 30-3 win over Jacksonville.

However, Kerry Collins was back on the field taking his full complement of reps after sitting out on Wednesday with a sore middle finger on his right hand. Third-stringer Rusty Smith also got some reps on Thursday as well.

In addition to that, defensive tackles Jason Jones (shoulder) and Tony Brown (knee) and tight end Bo Scaife (groin) all were out of practice again on Thursday.

“I'm feeling pretty good. It's getting better and better every day,” Young said. “[There's] a lot of rehab and a lot of stuff.”

Asked if he could play without any practice time this week, Young said he could.

“I'm doing a lot of different things mentally, paying attention and asking questions and making sure I'm asking questions – like everybody else,” Young said.

Young said he is getting daily treatment and both the knee and ankle are feeling about the same in the recovery process and that he has gotten much better since Monday night. He said it would be his call regarding how he feels and that he would have to convey that to Jeff Fisher and the medical staff.

“It's my call as I explain to Coach Fisher how I feel, and then he and the training staff will go from there,” Young said.

As for whether he would practice on Friday, both Young and Fisher played the wait-and-see game.

“We’re going to wait and see how he is tomorrow,” Fisher said. “Again, it’s been a day-to-day thing, we want him to play, he wants to play, but he is unable to practice right now because of his injuries. So we’ll see how he is tomorrow, tomorrow is Friday.”

Added Young, “We'll see in the morning. There'll be more treatments today and treatments tomorrow and make that decision.”

Already have an account? Sign In