Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger said Wednesday that he's "definitely" playing in Sunday's game vs. the New York Giants.
Mettenberger left last Sunday's game vs. the Houston Texans with a grade 1 AC joint sprain in his right shoulder. He said Wednesday that he was still dealing with some soreness and is not currently 100 percent healthy. He was listed as limited after the Titans' practice on Wednesday.
"Right now this is my team. I can't think about next year, all I have is the opportunity to play this Sunday. Who knows what could happen? I could get hurt or whatever,'' Mettenberger said. "Right now my opportunity is to play this Sunday and show that I am the best guy for this team, and hopefully for the future as well."
The injury happened in the third quarter on a hit by Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. The Texans were leading 24-7 when Mettenberger exited, and won the game 45-21. Jake Locker replaced Mettenberger at quarterback.
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt also said Wednesday that he expects Mettenberger to play Sunday vs. the Giants (3-9).
Tennessee (2-10) has lost all five of Mettenberger's starts since replacing Locker. In those five games, Mettenberger completed 60.7 percent of his passes for 1,270 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions.
- Mike Fiammetta