Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young will
be put on injured reserve in the near future due to a thumb injury,
effectively ending his season.
Titans head coach Jeff Fisher indicated on Monday that Young needs surgery to
repair the flexor tendon in his right thumb, an injury suffered in Sunday's
loss to Washington.
"Our medical staff is recommending surgery...and that would indicate his
season is over. In the next day or so we are going to put him on injured
reserve," Fisher said. "Our doctors said...that it needs to be fixed. So
that's what we're going to do based on the recommendation."
Rookie Rusty Smith, who took over after Young hit his throwing hand on a
helmet in the third quarter, will assume the starting quarterback role, a nod
already given by Fisher as a result of Young's "actions after the game,"
according to Fisher.
Young, the third overall pick in the 2006 draft, had a career-high 98.6
quarterback rating in nine games this year. He threw for 1,255 yards with 10
touchdowns and three interceptions.
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