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Fisher: Young 'day-to-day' with injuries

Vince Young will be “day-to-day” in preparation for Sunday's game with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Young suffered knee and ankle sprains while trying to recover a botched snap on the Titans' second offensive series. He ended up watching Kerry Collins finish up from the Titans sideline in Tennessee's 30-3 romp over Jacksonville.

Young underwent an MRI on Tuesday, and the examination showed a mild knee sprain and ankle sprain on the quarterback's left leg.

“We've completed the testing, and he'll be day-to-day. I don't know whether he'll be able to practice tomorrow. We're gonna have to wait and find out. I believe he'll be day-to-day throughout most of the week,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said.

In terms of the way the injury came about with Young's left leg bent back underneath him, Fisher indicated his quarterback was fortunate that the injury wasn't more serious.

“If you look at the mechanism and what happened in the game, I can stand up here and say he's lucky. He's got just a mild knee sprain, and he's got an ankle sprain. He's sore. As he said, he's typically been a quick healer, and we'll just go with him day-to-day,” Fisher said.

The coach also said it was possible that Young could miss a couple of days' work and still be able to be under center on Sunday.

“He's got a good feel for what we're doing. We'll keep you informed as best we can. It's not unrealistic that if he misses a couple of days of practice that he can still play. I think he's got a good chance,” Fisher said.

Both Fisher and Young said in the aftermath of Monday night's win that Young could have finished the game, if he took snaps only from the shotgun formation, so as not to have to use his legs to drop back.

Young was limping noticeably in the locker room after the game, but did not have any ice, wraps or braces on his leg.

If Young cannot go, Collins, who completed 11 of 16 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown would get the call for his first start since he was benched in the aftermath of last year's 59-0 loss in the snow at New England.

As for other injuries, defensive end Jacob Ford left the locker room with an ice pack on his left ankle, but said it was nothing serious.

Fisher said cornerback Jason McCourty, who practiced last week but has not been cleared for contact, could be ready to play by this weekend, four weeks after breaking his right forearm against the New York Giants.

Also, linebacker David Thornton will remain on the physically unable to perform list for the full three weeks as he attempts to come back from off-season hip surgery.

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