Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray left Sunday’s 27-23 loss to the Los Angeles Rams with a right knee injury that the club is concerned about.
Murray had to be helped off as he limped to the sideline in the fourth quarter following a run with 2:13 left in the game.
“We’re going to go get an MRI on him, and see the extent of it. It didn’t look good. He’s a pretty tough guy, watched him walk off, didn’t look good,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said.
Murray’s departure means that Derrick Henry could be carrying the load in next week’s must-win game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Titans have to win in order to secure a wild-card playoff berth in the AFC.
“He’ll, obviously, he’ll get a bigger load. It’s good for him, I’m glad we have him,” Mularkey said of Henry. “That’s what he’s here for, and (David) Fluellen as well. And again, that’s me speaking right after the game. I’ve seen him before come back pretty strong. He’s about as tough a player we got.”
Interestingly, it was Fluellen, a seldom-used third-stringer, who was in on a final fourth-and-3 play that imploded at the end of the game for the Titans.
In addition to Murray, rookie receiver Corey Davis was out for a portion of the game with a shoulder injury following a first-half catch. He returned, however, and had probably the best game of his young career with six catches for 91 yards.