The Tennessee Titans fear that the injury suffered by Javon Ringer may end his season, which comes as especially bad news after watching Chris Johnson revert back to his old and unproductive self in a 30-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Ringer was once thought of a player who could serve a solid compliment to Johnson in the Titans’ backfield, but he has struggled to remain healthy. This is already his second major injury of the 2012 NFL season but, unfortunately, it could be his last.
Ringer missed the first three games of the season with an elbow infection and now has possibly suffered a serious knee-injury that could end his season. he has carried the ball two times for 14 yards and caught three passes for 12 yards. Sadly, those could be his final stat lines for the season, having appeared in just two games in a back up role to Johnson.
“I just have to deal with it,” Ringer said. “I can’t change it now. I have to get an MRI.”
Titans head coach Mike Munchak also seemed to concur, saying that Ringer “was obviously in a lot of pain when he got injured. … You lose a game, that’s bad enough. When you get guys hurt, that’s the hard part about this.”
When you lose both and have an overpaid running back who has rushed for under 25 yards in four of five games, that is really bad news for a team who is off to a 1-4 start and has a Thursday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers next on tap.
That is even worse.
For Ringer, it is just another break this season. The elbow infection could have cost him his arm. This knee injury could cost him the season.