The Tennessee Titans’ starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill is reportedly dealing with a high ankle sprain that could keep him on the sidelines for several weeks. Tannehill got hurt during the 16-24 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, being forced to exit the game in the third quarter.
The injury is reportedly similar to an ankle sprain that Tannehill had in 2022, which ended up causing him to miss five games and required surgery. However, the good news for the Titans is that the veteran won’t have to undergo a procedure this time around.
Speaking about Tannehill on Monday, Titans’ head coach Mike Vrabel said that Tannehill’s availability will depend on how he feels after this week. Tennessee will be on a bye in Week 7.
“Ryan will get treatment around the clock,” Vrabel said. “This will be a big week to see how he progresses, and then we’ll make a decision on his availability next week.”
Tannehill has struggled so far in the 2023 season, completing 62.0% of his passes while throwing for 1,128 yards and only two touchdowns. He also has six interceptions.
In case the 35-year-old player isn’t ready to go in Week 8, the Titans will have to turn to either second-year signal caller Malik Willis or rookie Will Levis to start under center. Willis is currently second on the depth chart.