NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday offensive guard Chance Warmack will undergo surgery for a finger injury and will be placed on injured reserve.
Warmack was hurt while warming up ahead of last weekend’s game against the Lions in Detroit. Despite the injury, Warmack played in Sunday’s game.
“Chance opted for surgery on the finger. We had a long discussion with him all of his potions and he chose to have the surgery, so we’ll place chance on IR with that injury. He can return, but this is an injury; he’ll end up having to wear a club anyhow even when that time comes up. That’s a tough position to play,” said head coach Mike Mularkey.
With Warmack likely done for the season the Titans have two options to replace him at the right guard position, Brian Schwenke and newly acquired Josh Kline.
“You know, you don’t want to see anyone get hurt and it sucks about Chance, but that’s what the NFL is all about–someone stepping up and one of us will do that. We don’t know who that’s gonna be yet, but we know we’re gonna be good on Sunday,” said Brain Schwenke.
“I mean, we got a great offensive line up here and got a great group of guys and a great coach so we’ll just see how it goes,” said Josh Kline.
Warmack, a first round pick out of the University of Alabama, has played with the Titans for four seasons. This year is a contract year for him, so there’s a possibility he could not play another game for the team.
The Titans beat the Lions 16-15. They play the Raiders at Nissan Stadium this Sunday.