|Titans WR Kenny Britt has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Texans with a sprained ankle.(AP)|
The fourth-year receiver said this week he would not play if he was unable to push off his sprained left ankle. Britt was suspended for the opener for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
In the Titans' 44-41 overtime win last Sunday over the Lions, Britt left the game with the ankle injury midway through the fourth quarter. Britt said Friday that he experienced the injury when former Titans linebacker Stephen Tulloch rolled up on his ankle while coming from behind the play.
“When he spun and tackled, my foot got caught,” Britt said. “I pulled my foot out just in time -- that saved me some weeks. I didn't even know it was him until I watched the film.”
Britt has been encumbered by a series of injuries since entering the league in 2009. In 2010, Britt was on the verge of breaking out after a 225-yard, three-touchdown performance against the Eagles in late October. A hamstring injury, however, kept him out the next four games. Britt had just 19 receptions for the remainder of the season after suffering the injury.
The hamstring problems also kept the wide receiver out for most of the preseason in 2011. Through two weeks, Britt led the AFC in receptions and receiving yards before he tore two ligaments in his right knee in Week 3 vs. the Broncos. Since then, Britt has had two procedures on his right knee and arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
With Britt out, rookie wide receiver Kendall Wright could receive added reps at the “X-position” or split-end. Wright said Friday he has received about half his reps this season at the X. When not playing the X, Wright has mostly appeared at the “F-position” in the slot.
Wright leads the Titans in receptions with 14, but is averaging just 7.3 yards per catch. Britt had seven catches for 60 yards in two games.
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