Mariota carted off field with injury; Titans lose to Jaguars 38-17

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota leaves the field on a cart after he was injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WKRN) – The Titans didn’t leave fans with much holiday cheer after they lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 38-17 Saturday.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota leaves the field on a cart after he was injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota leaves the field on a cart after he was injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The game got off to a rough start, and it only got worse in the third quarter.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota suffered from a fractured fibula and had to be carted off the field.

The injury occurred after he was sacked by Jaguars defensive lineman Sheldon Day.

Mariota stayed on the field at first, but he eventually received an air cast and was taken to the locker room on a medical cart.

He was officially ruled out of the game and back-up quarterback Matt Cassel took his place.

The Titans were never able to recover from their bad beginning or Mariota’s injury, causing them to lose the game.

When asked about the loss, head coach Mike Mularkey said, “It’s the first time this season we have been beaten like that. It’s a bad time for it.”

He went on to say that the team did not have the right amount of energy on the field.

“We did not play with the energy we normally play with, for whatever reason that is.”

Meanwhile, Mariota will spend the holiday trying to heal. He is expected to undergo surgery in the next few days.