Derrick Morgan shelved with shoulder injury

Derrick Morgan shelved with shoulder injury

There was more bad news on the injury front for the Tennessee Titans in the aftermath of Sunday’s 21-0 beat down by the Baltimore Ravens.

Veteran linebacker Derrick Morgan, who left the game in the first half with a shoulder injury will be out for “a few weeks,” Titans head coach Mike Vrabel announced Monday.

Morgan, 29, has eight tackles this season and has not recorded a sack yet, but has one fumble recovery. Injuries have been an issue for Morgan this season. The Titans’ 2010 first-round pick suffered a torn meniscus in preseason and had surgery, but managed to get back for the season opener in Miami.

With Morgan on the shelf, the Titans outside linebacker rotation is down to four players. Rookie Harold Landry will likely start opposite veteran Brian Orakpo while Morgan is out. Landry, the Titans’ second-round pick this season, has one sack thus far this season for Tennessee.

That also means more snaps for Kamalei Correa, who has been getting a decent amount of reps in a reserve role and has two sacks, as well as rookie Sharif Finch, who has one sack in limited action this season.

Starting guard Quinton Spain also left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury in the second half. However, Vrabel said his situation is not as serious as Morgan’s, and the Titans could have him back this week when they face the Los Angeles Chargers in London.

Vrabel also said that veteran inside linebacker Wesley Woodyard, whose presence has been missed in the middle of the defense, should be back and able to play this week against the Chargers. Vrabel said
Woodyard, who was questionable and limited in practice last week, was close to being ready to play. Woodyard has missed the past two games with the injury, ending a streak of 68 straight games played for the Titans in four-plus seasons in Tennessee.

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