The Tennessee Titans didn’t just drop their opener against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, they might have lost their best offensive weapon for the remainder of the season.
Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker went down with a lower-foot injury in the second half of the game. He was placed in an ambulance and taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
We now have an update on Walker’s status. It’s not good.
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the star tight end suffered a dislocated ankle and an associated fracture on the play.
#Titans TE Delanie Walker suffered a dislocated ankle in today’s loss vs the #Dolphins, I’m told. There was also an associated fracture. His season is almost certainly over, a tough injury for an underrated and productive player.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2018
As Rapoport notes, this almost certainly means that Walker’s 2018 season is over.
The 34-year-old four-time Pro Bowler has been among the game’s most productive tight ends over the past several years. Since joining the Titans back in 2013, he’s averaging 71 receptions for north of 830 yards.
This injury came in the same game that saw Marcus Mariota leave with an elbow injury of his own. His status has yet to be updated.