Monday, November 22, 2010

Vince Young Expected Out Remainder Of Season

Channel 5 News Posted: Nov 22, 2010 4:27 PM CST NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said quarterback Vince Young will require season-ending surgery after injuring his thumb in a Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins. Young tore the flexor tendon in his right thumb - his throwing hand - late in the third quarter. Fisher said Young would be placed on injured reserve for the rest of the season. Fisher said the decision had nothing to do with Young's apparent tantrum after the game - and that he and Titans owner Bud Adams were on the same page. Rookie quarterback Rusty Smith has been named the starter until Kerry Collins returns from injury. Collins has been recovering from a calf injury he sustained during a 17-29 loss to Miami last week. Smith saw some action after Young was injured. He completed 3 for 9 passes for 62 yards with 1 interception in just over one quarter of play. Fisher said he was not concerned about turning the offense over to the rookie. "We've got a veteran group of guys in this offense that will rally around him," said Fisher. The Titans also planned to bring in former Titans Chris Simms as back-up quarterback. The 5-5 Titans take on the 4-6 Texans on Sunday in Houston at noon. The game can be watched on NewsChannel 5.

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