Ryan Tannehill ‘Doing Good’ One Day After Ankle Injury
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel says that quarterback Ryan Tannehill is doing “good” and progressing a day after leaving the stadium with a fourth straight victory and his right foot in a walking boot.
The first test will come Wednesday for Tannehill, and several other banged-up Titans. All eyes are on Tannehill, who has yet to miss a start since becoming Tennessee’s starter in mid-October 2019, posting a 36-18 record in the regular season.
“We need everybody, and the quarterback is vital to the execution,” Vrabel said Monday when asked how much tougher practice could be without the starting quarterback. “And we’ll continue to see where Ryan is, and we’ll get everybody ready that we feel like needs to get ready.”
Tannehill is a big reason the Titans (4-2) have rebounded from an 0-2 start to the top of the AFC South they’re trying to win for a third straight season. Their 19-10 victory over Indianapolis capped a second straight sweep of their divisional rival.
Tannehill hurt his ankle on the opening play of the fourth quarter and missed only one snap.
The other option for Sunday’s visit to Houston (1-4-1) is rookie Malik Willis with Logan Woodside on the practice squad. Willis had three snaps against the Colts, two coming with the Titans trying to rev up the offense and tap the rookie’s legs. Neither has started an NFL game.
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