Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has MCL sprain

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has MCL sprain
Monday October 19th, 2015

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has a sprained MCL, coach Ken Wisenhunt said Monday. 

Mariota underwent an MRI on Monday, which revealed the sprain in his left knee. Wisenhunt also told reporters that Mariota's status for Week 7 is unknown, and that the quarterback “is walking around fine.”​ 

Mariota sustained the injury in the first half of the Titans’ 38–10 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday, when he was hit in the left knee by defensive end Olivier Vernon. Mariota remained in the game and played with a brace.

Whisenhunt and TItans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan said after the game they thought Vernon’s hit was dirty. Vernon was penalized for roughing the passer on the play.

Mariota, the second pick in this year’s draft, completed 21 of 33 passes for 219 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday’s game. During his rookie season, Mariota has completed 64.1% of his passes for 1,020 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. 

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