Titans’ Ryan Tannehill (ankle) ‘very probably’ out for season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans will “very probably” be with out beginning quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the rest of the season as a result of a proper ankle damage that’s more likely to require surgical procedure, sources confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.

Tannehill suffered the damage Sunday, when Los Angeles Chargers exterior linebacker Khalil Mack landed on his proper foot on Tennessee’s first offensive drive.

Staff trainers took Tannehill to the locker room on a cart. The quarterback missed just one offensive collection and returned to the sport along with his proper ankle closely taped.

“We’re by no means going to query his toughness or his willingness to get again and assist us win,” coach Mike Vrabel mentioned of Tannehill following the Titans’ 17-14 loss.

The damage was to the identical ankle Tannehill injured in Week 6 in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts. Regardless of ending that recreation, Tannehill missed the next two weeks, with backup QB Malik Willis beginning in his place.

Willis took the entire first-team snaps in apply on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Titans, who presently lead the AFC South at 7-7, additionally signed veteran quarterback Joshua Dobbs to the energetic roster on Wednesday.

With Tannehill unable to play, Dobbs would slide in because the backup with Willis because the starter.

The 7-7 Titans’ lead atop the AFC South, the division they’ve gained the previous two seasons, has dwindled to 1 with a four-game skid. They host the Texans (1-12-1) on Saturday — the identical staff Willis made his first NFL begin in opposition to Oct. 30 in a 17-10 win. Tennessee closes the common season at house in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys and on the street at Jacksonville.

Tannehill has thrown for two,536 yards and 13 touchdowns with six interceptions this season. NFL reporter Paul Kuharsky was first to report him probably being carried out for the season.

Tennessee on Wednesday additionally positioned offensive lineman Dillon Radunz on injured reserve due to a knee damage suffered in Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Chargers.

Data from The Related Press was included on this report.