Titans’ Delanie Walker out of practice, will be game-time decision with groin injury

Titans’ Delanie Walker out of practice, will be game-time decision with groin injury

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in San Diego after missing Friday’s practice due to a groin injury suffered in Thursday’s work.

Walker will be a game-time decision against the Chargers, according to Coach Mike Mularkey, who wants to give Walker as much time as possible before making a decision on his game status.

“He did not practice, and there’s still two more days to see how he is doing,” Mularkey said.

Walker, who leads the Titans with 28 receptions and 405 yards receiving, earlier missed a week three loss to Oakland with a mild hamstring injury.  He said he suffered the latest injury as he slipped during a drill in Thursday’s practice session. He is still hopeful of being able to play on Sunday.

“It’s going to be a game-time decision, so we’ll see what happens. I slipped and I guess I pulled something,” Walker said. “I’m not frustrated at all. I’m not even worried about it. It’s an injury I can probably play with.”

One of the bigger issues for Walker is the cross-country plane ride the Titans were scheduled to make Friday evening.

“That’s going to be a doozy, but I’m pretty sure the trainers will find some situation to keep it warm and make sure I don’t get stiff,” Walker said.

Meanwhile, running back DeMarco Murray is expected to play Sunday after going through a second straight full practice on Friday. Murray was limited on Wednesday due to a right toe injury sustained last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Guard Quinton Spain will be out again as he continues to miss time from a hyper-extended knee, while safety Rashad Johnson was limited in Friday’s work due to a stiff neck. He is questionable for Sunday’s game, as is rookie linebacker Aaron Wallace, who has a sprained shoulder.

Backup running back Antonio Andrews was excused from Friday’s practice due to personal reasons. However, he was scheduled to make the trip to San Diego and play Sunday.

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