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Washington, McCourty injured

Wide receiver Nate Washington managed to return to the game after suffering an ankle injury in the second half.

Washington suffered the injury with 7:20 to play in the third quarter and went off the field and had his ankle taped.

Washington then returned to lineup and caught a 12-yard pass to convert a key third-and-8.

Titans coach Mike Munchak said Washington deserved praise for being able to come back.

“He's a competitor. He's been having his best year,” Coach Mike Munchak said. “He's been the guy that's leading those receivers. He came back and had a big third-down conversion catch, and that's a credit to how he's played.”

Washington said he knew he had to come back into the game if at all possible.

"I just knew at the time that I could give a bit more. I know that these guys look to me for leadership. I don’t want to have that mentality where a little adversity hits the fan and we give up," he said. "I had a little bruise today and I had to make sure I got back out there and gave all that I had. That is attitude that we have. You have to have the attitude to go out there and give everything."

While Washington was able to return, cornerback Jason McCourty wasn't as fortunate. He did not return with a concussion after being knocked out of the game in the first half on what appeared to be a hit by teammate Akeem Ayers on Buffalo's Lee Smith as both Ayers and McCourty were going for the tackle.

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