Marcus Mariota shares troubling details of latest injury
The Tennessee Titans can clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, but there are questions about whether Marcus Mariota will be able to play. Judging by the way the quarterback described his latest injury, it sounds like he is questionable at best.
In an appearance on 104.5 The Fan in Nashville Wednesday morning, Mariota described the the stinger he suffered in last week’s win over the Washington Redskins. He said his entire right side went numb after he fell hard on his elbow.
Titans QB Marcus Mariota to 104.5 in Nashville: “It was one of those deals where it kind of crunched, and basically sent my whole right side numb and tingly.” Mariota said "I'm going to do my best" to play Sunday.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 26, 2018
Mariota has dealt with a similar problem off and on for much of the season. He had a nerve issue in his elbow earlier in the year that made it difficult for him to grip and throw a football, and he then suffered what head coach Mike Vrabel described as a stinger in a game last month. Mariota has not missed any more time since the initial injury kept him out, but it’s hard to believe the ailments aren’t all related on some level.
The Titans and Colts are both 9-6 and essentially playing in a game that is an extension of the postseason. Even if Mariota plays, it will be interesting to see how effective he can be.