The Titans have done a fairly good job—knock on wood—of avoiding any serious injuries since returning to on-field practices a few weeks ago. Unlike the Cowboys, who lost Gerald McCoy, or the Chargers, who lost Derwin James, or any of the other teams dealing with minor and major injuries alike (the Eagles, the 49ers), no big setbacks have yet been reported.
That changed Tuesday morning, when John Glennon made many a heart sink with this tweet:
Typically, the phrase “carted off” is followed a day or so later by “out for season.” Fortunately for the Titans, it appears starting second-year right guard Nate Davis will be okay. Terry McCormick is reporting that Davis’s leg injury was nothing more than a cramp, which is great news for Titans fans.
On the other hand, it appears the severity of second-year outside linebacker Derick Roberson’s injury is yet to be determined. It is likely not a good sign that a source was able to comment on Davis’s status without giving a similarly encouraging update about Roberson.
Not to jump to any conclusions, but if this is a serious injury for Roberson, it would be a heartbreaking development for a young player who showed tremendous promise towards the end of last season. With the prolonged absence of Vic Beasley and the recent release of Reggie Gilbert, Roberson was poised to be a big factor in the edge rotation.
Hoping for good news and a speedy recovery!