Titans lose Britt for season with knee injury
The Tennessee Titans got the news Monday that they hoped they wouldn't hear, learning that Kenny Britt's knee injury is season-ending.
Britt tore both the ACL and MCL in his right knee in Sunday's 17-14 victory over the Denver Broncos, and will require surgery to repair the two ligaments.
“We had hoped it wasn't, but he tore is ACL and his MCL, and so he will be out for the season, which is very unfortunate for him and obviously for us,” Coach Mike Munchak said. “He's a special player, and he's got a lot of work ahead of him, but he's young and we know he'll be back next year.”
Britt has elevated his play into the elite category over the first two games, after a tumultuous off-season that included multiple run-ins with the law. Britt had gone over 100 yards receiving in each of Tennessee's first two games, and had drawn praise from his quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for his play.
“For me personally, from the day I got here, he was one of the guys that I really tried to invest a lot of my time and energy into, because he's probably the most talented player on this team at any position,” Hasselbeck said. “He could be really special. I think he's showed glimpses of that. He was really on fire, and was off to a great start.”
For now, the Titans will turn to Nate Washington (21 receptions thus far), tight end Jared Cook and untested receivers like Damian Williams and Lavelle Hawkins to pick up the slack. They also need to get Chris Johnson going, as he has only 98 yards rushing.
The Titans will add a receiver to their roster, with one possibility being former Titan Justin Gage. The team is also expected to take a look at Buster Davis and perhaps Donnie Avery, who has a workout scheduled in Carolina on Tuesday.
Munchak said the Titans would likely pass on the possibilities of bringing back Randy Moss or bringing in Terrell Owens.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com