What was once an initial fear has turn into reality, leading wide receiver Kenny Britt has torn both his Anterior Cruciate Ligament and his Medial Collateral Ligament.
The receiever tore both of his ligaments as he caught a swing pass from Matt Hasselbeck midway through the second quarter. Britt attempted to make a cut upfield but was tackled awkwardly and his knee buckled underneath him, forcing him to fumble the football.
From the initial look it appeared that Britt may have torn both ligaments after seeing the way his knee moved after the collision. “He was off to a great start this year. As we all know, he’s a special player. He’s got a lot of work ahead of him. But he’s young. We know that he’ll be back next year,” said Head Coach Mike Munchak.
Britt was off to a blistering start with 271 yards through his first three games with newly acquired quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. “Personally from the day I got here, he was one of the guys that I really tried to invest a lot of my time and energy into,” Hasselbeck said. “He’s probably the most talented player on this team at any position. He could be really special. I think he’s showed glimpses of that, and he was really on fire and off to a great start. So for me, all that work all that investment is going to have to wait.”
And wait he will, the normal recovery time for an ACL/MCL tear is roughly nine months.
The Titans said they will begin working out new receivers this week and hope to sign someone by Wednesday. Tennessee is currently seventh in the NFL in passing yards with 310.7 per game. Nate Washington will likely be the go-to guy for the remainder of the season.