Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was carted off the field with a right leg injury late in the third quarter of Sunday’s 38-17 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After the game, the Titans announced that Mariota had suffered a broken fibula and is out for the season.
The Titans announced Sunday night that Mariota would be undergoing surgery for the injury within the next few days.
Mariota was sacked by Sheldon Day, who caught him from behind and landed on his leg. Mariota stayed down on the turf and had to have an air cast put on his leg.
Mariota and the Titans were struggling against the lowly Jaguars, trailing 25-10.
Matt Cassel, who had thrown just one pass all season before Sunday, misfired on his first two passes of the game forcing a punt.
The Titans had struggled on offense the entire game, putting together just one touchdown drive to that point – that coming in the second quarter on Mariota’ three-yard TD pass to Rishard Matthews.
Mariota finishes his second season with 238 completions on 390 attempts with 26 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. He threw for 3,426 yards.
Also, Sunday, the Oakland Raiders lost quarterback Derek Carr to a broken right fibula when he was sacked in their win over the Indianapolis Colts.