Delanie Walker Expected To Miss Rest Of Season

Delanie Walker was carted off the field during the Titans’ loss to the Dolphins today, and it sounds like the tight end is set to miss the season. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that Walker suffered a dislocated ankle and an “associated fracture.” The reporter says the player’s “season is almost certainly over.”

A season-ending injury would certainly be a tough blow for the Titans, who were set to depend on Walker’s offensive production. The 34-year-old had been named to three straight Pro Bowls, and he finished the 2017 campaign with 74 receptions for 807 yards and three scores. The tight end had hauled in four receptions for 52 yards before suffering the injury.

If Walker indeed misses the entire season, the Titans will likely turn to 2017 third-round Jonnu Smith as a starter. The Titans are also rostering Luke Stocker and Anthony Firkser.

Walker wasn’t the only Titans player to suffer an injury on Sunday. Quarterback Marcus Mariota briefly returned to the contest after suffering an injury in the third quarter, but he ended up sitting out the remainder of the game. The injury was being described as an elbow/shoulder injury, and coach Mike Vrabel said the signal-caller would be reevaluated tomorrow.

“I just couldn’t feel my fingers, couldn’t feel my hand,” Mariota told TitansOnline.com. “It was one of those things where I couldn’t grip the ball and all that stuff.”

Meanwhile, left tackle Taylor Lewan was forced out of the game with a concussion after suffering a massive hit from defensive lineman Andre Branch. The hit sparked a brief fight as Lewan was lying motionless on the ground.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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8 comments on “Delanie Walker Expected To Miss Rest Of Season

  1. ldfanatic

    Fan-effing-tastic.

    So Lewan out w/ concussion on a crack back block that wasnt called. Mariota throws 2 pics after injuring elbow and leaves games. Henry 62-yard TD called back on phantom hold call and Walker out for year with broken leg.

    Being a titans fan sucks.

      • ldfanatic

        At least the Lions dont recycle top 10 picks on QBs at nausea like the Titans. I’d be tickled to death for a Stafford clone at this point. VY, Locker and Mariota… gmafb.

        • Chris

          Mariota won a playoff game for you last year. How many has Stafford won? I admit his stats were disappointing last season as well as yesterday, but when healthy he’s a solid starter

          • dugdog83

            Ill trade you Stafford for Mariotta straight up but you have to trade divisions too.

          • ldfanatic

            “When he’s healthy”. That’s a big if considering he has never played a full season and is regressing each season.

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