Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray underwent an MRI on his injured right foot, but Coach Mike Mularkey doesn’t believe the injury is serious.
Murray went to the locker room after a 19-yard run in the second quarter, and was announced as questionable to return. However, he came back out to start the third quarter and finished with 123 yards rushing, his fourth game this season where he has eclipsed 100 yards.
Murray currently leads the NFL with 756 yards rushing, moving 53 yards ahead of Dallas rookie Ezekiel Elliott, who plays Sunday night when the Cowboys face the Eagles.
“He was having an MRI, but I don’t have the results yet. I don’t think it’s too serious,” Mularkey said.
At any rate, having played on Thursday night, Murray will have three extra days to heal since the Titans don’t play again until Nov. 6 at San Diego.
The Titans coach indicated that the foot injury occurred on that 19-yard run and has not been anything that has nagged Murray this season.
As for other injuries for the Titans, rookie linebacker Aaron Wallace suffered a shoulder sprain and was also scheduled to have an MRI Friday before players got the weekend off.
Mularkey indicated that several players, who sat out with injuries Thursday night on a short week, should be back in action when the Titans travel to take on the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 6.
Among those include cornerback Perrish Cox, who has been in the concussion protocol, safety Rashad Johnson, who had a neck injury and linebacker Kevin Dodd, who was inactive due to soreness in his surgically repaired right foot. Dodd’s injury is about pain tolerance, Mularkey indicated, and the Titans are hopeful to have him back at practice by Wednesday with the idea that he should be able to play the remainder of the season without the foot being an issue.
Left guard Quinton Spain, originally diagnosed with a three-to-four week injury with a hyper-extended right knee, is improving and has improved to the point where he could have an outside chance of playing against the Chargers.
“Quinton Spain is progressing and has a possibility of playing this week, if he continues to get better like he has,” Mularkey said.