How do you expect to win more than one game if your team cannot stay healthy? Javon Ringer has not had a good year at all for the Tennessee Titans. The running back has already had two surgeries on his elbow due to an infection.
Now it’s a matter of keeping his lower extremities in good condition. While playing against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Ringer was carted off the field with a later diagnosed torn MCL. While it still puts him out 4-6 weeks he will not require surgery.
Ringer commented yesterday that he is ‘relieved’ that the injury is just a torn MCL. He said that had it been a ACL or PCL it would have been much worse. “Right now, I just have to get it to calm down from the swelling and everything, and then just work on the rehab and get the strength back in it. I’m happy. I’m taking it as a blessing that it’s not as bad as I guess what it looks like, even though I didn’t see it. I heard it looked pretty bad.”
Ringer should be back by the end of the season. The Titans have a BYE week during November 18 but he could probably play at the very earliest though on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The running back has not been healthy all year, the coaches are thinking about just using an injured reserve spot on him. They plan on waiting until after the Thursday matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers to see where they are roster wise before they make any rational decisions.