Delanie Walker injury described as bone bruise

Delanie Walker injury described as bone bruise

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Tight end Delanie Walker’s injured right ankle turned out to be more of a bone bruise than a sprain.

Walker, who suffered the injury in overtime, is in a walking boot.

“Yes, that’s good news. It’s a painful injury, any type of bone bruise, wherever it is, it’s very painful if you’ve ever had one,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said.

As to whether Walker could return to play against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 5 in the Titans first game since the bye week, Mularkey said it would be about Walker’s “pain tolerance” in dealing with the injury. Walker had already been questionable due to a calf injury entering Sunday’s win over the Browns.

Mularkey indicated that guard Quinton Spain, who finished Sunday’s game despite turf toe, could have the more serious injury.

“Spain’s got a turf toe, He’s probably the worst of the guys from last night,” Mularkey said.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota made it through the game without re-aggravating his injured hamstring, and the Titans are hoping that a week of rest will help him get closer to 100 percent and regain some of his lost mobility.

Mularkey admitted that the past two games have been tough on Mariota, playing at less than 100 percent.

“His limitations were very similar to the Monday night game. We’ve obviously got to do some different things when we game plan with his immobility, which is tough,” he said.

Running back DeMarco Murray, also nursing a hamstring issue, now has a bruised shoulder to deal with as well.

“I think these two weeks will be good for (Murray) as well,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. “I think all the hamstring guys, these two weeks will be good.”

Also, the Titans believe that receiver Corey Davis ,who has missed five games with a hamstring injury, and Johnathan Cyprien, who has missed six, will be back after the bye.

Mularkey said he expects Davis, who had six catches for 69 yards in the opener after missing all of preseason, to be able to contribute to the offense right away when he returns.

“We have a lot of confidence in him. He’s a good football player. He has kept up mentally with everything we’re doing for these games, although not knowing for a fact that he’s not going to play,” Mularkey said. “I know he’s mentally into it. It’s just going to be the physical part, a lot of that could be the conditioning part of a game. It’s really hard to, train for, so that may be the one thing that may limit him.”

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