There was good news and perhaps some concerning news on the injury front for the Tennessee Titans on Thursday.
Cornerback Logan Ryan practiced fully on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday in the concussion protocol. He needs only to see one more doctor now, following his completion of a practice, in order to receive clearance.
“I think he did some good things,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said of the cornerback. “I know he’s passed some of the protocol, it’s just one more obstacle that he’s got to go through today, and we’ll see. Really we have all the way up until Sunday to get him back if we have to.”
Ryan, if he clears the protocol, figures to see Larry Fitzgerald a good part of the day on Sunday. It is the latest in a number of top receivers Ryan has been matched up against.
“I think he’s faced, A.J. Green in there, he’s faced some good receivers as of late. Just another good one. Hopefully he’s back for it,” Mularkey said. “I don’t think he really fears anybody. I think he’s very confident in his ability. I’m sure he respects these guys, they’ve had long, productive careers. Respect’s there, I’m sure it’s mutual.”
While Ryan still has one more hurdle to clear before being declared a go for Sunday, receiver Rishard Matthews improved from limited participant Wednesday to full participant on Thursday as he comes back after missing two straight games with a hamstring injury.
“He’s very important to our offense. I’m hoping he gets up in the morning and feels good after a good day’s work. We’ll see tomorrow if he can continue to keep going. He’s an important part of this offense,” Mularkey said.
On the not so good news front, tight end Delanie Walker was held out for a second straight day with his lingering ankle injury that he re-aggravated on a TD catch in Sunday’s win over Houston. Walker is day-to-day and should practice Friday.
Meanwhile, linebacker Derrick Morgan, who leads the Titans with 7.5 sacks this season, missed his second straight practice with a sprained knee. Mularkey indicated that he would be checked on Friday to see if he can practice and perhaps have a chance to play.