Titans WR Kyle Philips Suffered MCL Injury In Minnesota

Kyle PhilipsNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kyle Philips suffered an MCL injury as he was taken down on a first-quarter punt return in Minnesota and the timetable for his return is in the range of six weeks.

His injury came just four days after Treylon Burks suffered what Ian Rapoport said is an LCL sprain in a joint practice with the Vikings. Outside medical people have estimated a four-to six-week recovery timetable for him.

The injuries mean the Titans very likely play at least their Sept. 10 opening-day game in New Orleans without two of their top three receivers. [Unlocked]

That will leave them to surround DeAndre Hopkins with Chris Moore, Nick-Westbrook Ikhine and a player not yet determined out of a batch competing for a spot that includes Colton Dowell (who did not play against the Vikings), Racey McMath, Reggie Roberson, Tre-Shaun Harrison, Kearis Jackson (who also suffered an injury in the Minnesota game) and Mason Kinsey.

A fifth-round pick out of UCLA, Philips played a big role in the Titans' season opener last year but suffered a shoulder injury that hampered him from there. He played in three of the next four games and struggled as the punt returner.

He was on track to put it behind him when he suffered a hamstring injury in practice that wound up costing him the remainder of the season.

He put on some muscle during an offseason he spent in Nashville in the hopes of increasing his durability.

Jackson, Eric Garror and Tre Avery also fielded punts for the Titans against the Vikings, with Garror getting two chances and returning each for 11 yards.

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