Scaife latest Titan to be sidelined
By: By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer
NASHVILLE (AP) — Ten-nessee Titans quarterback Vince Young practiced on a limited basis Wednesday with a sore right quadriceps muscle.
If he plays Sunday against San Diego, he’ll be without favorite target tight end Bo Scaife, whose season was ended by a lacerated liver.
Scaife, the team’s third-leading receiver with a career-high 46 catches for 421 yards, was hurt during the Titans’ 16-10 win over Indianapolis on Sunday night.
He was trying to catch a high pass from Young when he was hit by Indianapolis safety Matt Giordano in the second quarter.
The ball bounced off Giordano’s head, and Titans receiver Justin Gage caught it just before it hit the ground for a 21-yard completion.
The tight end finished the game and returned with the Titans to Nashville.
But coach Jeff Fisher said Scaife had a tough night, had some tests and was hospitalized Monday.
Scaife was released Wednesday morning but was placed on injured reserve needing up to six weeks of rest to heal.
“Bo’s been a big-play guy for us in his own way,” Fisher said. “He’s kind of a leader on offense. He’s out there every day, gets up after most big hits. This one, he did. He came back and played. It’s a difficult situation for Bo. We’ve got people on the roster that are going to have to step up.”
Young said he apologized to Scaife, his college teammate at Texas, for putting him in a position to be injured.
Center Kevin Mawae, who has missed the past two games with an injured left calf, sat out practice with right guard Benji Olson, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth and defensive end Antwan Odom.
Running back Chris Brown (back) did not practice, and LenDale White (knee) was excused for personal reasons.
Receiver Roydell Williams, tied for the team-lead in catches with 55, hurt his right ankle during practice and had to leave the field. Fisher said he did not know the extent of the injury.