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Titans receiver Justin Gage said his thumb injury will linger into the start of the regular season.
“No question. As much as I use my fingers and it's a finger injury, it's definitely going to linger into the regular season,” Gage said. “It'll probably be around. I'll try to let it heal as much as it can now before everything gets moving [in the regular season].”
Gage suffered apparent ligament damage in his left thumb last week when he put his hand down to brace his fall while running a route. He missed the game against Arizona Monday night and has been wearing a protective splint on the hand since suffering the injury.
Gage has done very little in practice this week, but Coach Jeff Fisher did not rule him out for Saturday night's game in Carolina.
Gage said he will go through pre-game warm-ups and see how the thumb feels, before a decision is made.
“I think we'll test it out this weekend and see how it goes. I'm definitely going to try to play and only time will tell,” he said.
Gage's 2009 season was also interrupted as he broke bones in his back, landing after a diving catch in San Francisco. Gage missed four games with that injury. He also missed three games with injuries in 2008.
While Gage has been on the shelf, Kenny Britt has been taking first-team reps.
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