NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans rookie pass rusher Rashad Weaver suffered a broken right fibula in Sunday’s win against the Colts.

The degree of the injury and timetable for his recovery is unclear. It was announced as an ankle injury during the game.

A doctor familiar with such injuries but not with Weaver's case told me six to 12 weeks is a good general range without more information.

The fourth-round pick played an expanded role against Indianapolis with Bud Dupree (knee) active only as an emergency option.

Rashad Weaver

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Weaver suffered the injury late in the third quarter, left the field with help while putting no weight on his right leg, went directly to a cart and was driven to the locker room.

Without him, the Titans have starters Harold Landry and Dupree, when he’s healthy, Derick Roberson, who missed Sunday’s game with a knee issue, and Ola Adeniyi who’s rushed the passer well in his chances. They can also play Denico Autry on the edge. [Unlocked]

Weaver was the 135th pick overall out of Pitt.

He faces a misdemeanor simple assault charge in Pittsburgh where he is scheduled for an Oct. 5 preliminary hearing.

The charge stems from an April 18 incident outside the Foxtail bar in Pittsburgh during which the alleged victim, Demetria Navjelis, said Weaver “grabbed her by the throat and pushed her to the ground, where she ultimately hit her head,” per the police report.

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