Titans' Bernard Pollard done for season with ruptured Achilles

Monday October 6th, 2014

Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard is out for the remainder of the season after rupturing his Achilles tendon, the team announced Monday

Pollard sustained the injury during Sunday's loss to the Browns. He left the locker room on crutches and could "hardly walk," according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean

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The veteran was in his second season with the Titans and finishes 2014 with 27 tackles and one sack in five games. Last season, Pollard had 99 tackles and three interceptions. 

The Titans also announced that quarterback Jake Locker has a bruised thumb with "lots of swelling" and TE Craig Stevens has a quad injury and will be monitored.

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Locker, who left Sunday's game in the second quarter with the injury, appears to have no structural damage in his thumb. He was replaced by backup Charlie Whitehurst, and the Titans squandered a 25-point lead and fell to Cleveland, 29-28. 

Tennessee is 1-4 and in third place in the AFC South. The Titans play in Jacksonville next Sunday. 

- Molly Geary

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