Marcus Mariota describes nerve issue affecting his grip

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans have been mum on injury specifics, but Marcus Mariota went against the grain with a pretty candid report about his right elbow and hand issue after a partial practice Wednesday.

His rehab entails trying to build the strength back in the hand as well as rest.

"They way they explained it to me, it’s like when you strum a guitar string,” he said. “When that string settles down, that’s kind of similar to how my never is. My nerve has kind of been strummed and it’s going to take it’s time to settle down.”


A few other things:


“It’s really the whole hand, but the numbness and the tingliness is a couple fingers, the weakness is kind of the whole hand and that’s what I’ve been working on.”

The glove he wore Sunday was to help his grip. He wore a modified glove minus two fingers on Wednesday. “Just trying to find whatever works,” he said. “Trying to figure out hat’s going to help me get out there and feel comfortable.”

“I wake up, the first thing I do is kind of mess around with my hand,” he said, clenching and unclenching his hands. “Honestly, I think it’s close.”

“I’m sure they are watching, they are paying attention to see how (the ball) is coming out. Ultimately we’ll all kind of come together to make a decision.”

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