Second knee procedure still possible for Britt
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is making solid progress from his return from a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee last year.
The goal is for Britt to be able to practice some by training camp, and be ready for the start of the regular season. However, Titans coach Mike Munchak confirmed to TitanInsider.com that the possibility exists that Britt could face a second "clean-up" surgery due to the type of injury he suffered, one similar to an ACL tear Titans defensive end Derrick Morgan had in 2010. Morgan had a clean-up scope during the early part of training camp last year.
“I think it always is (possible),” Munchak said. “I don't know if he will at some point, but I think that's something that's common with that injury. Derrick went through it last year. The good thing is that even if you do have it, it's not a huge setback. It's not something that sets you way back. But that is obviously part of the process, or could be, if that arises down the road.”
Britt underwent surgery to repair both his ACL and MCL last October after being injured in week three against Denver. He has been running and rehabbing in an effort to get back by the start of the season. If the clean-up is needed, Munchak said it shouldn't slow Britt's recovery time much at all.
“We don't look at as a big deal. You have to look at it as why it's happening, but it's something that with guys who have had ACLs this is very common, something that's gone on at times,” Munchak said. “Sometimes it happens much sooner than Derrick's did, and sometimes it happens like Derrick's did, once you get more active. We'll see. He's been doing well, running hard, and we'll just have to see how the knee responds."
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com