After a big division win over the Texans in Week 2, the Tennessee Titans will be traveling to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars in hopes of going 2-0 in the AFC South.
Whether starting quarterback Marcus Mariota will be active for that game or not remains a lingering questions for reporters and Titans fans across the country.
Mariota says he wakes up everyday and sort of checks his hand. For treatment, said he's trying to rebuild strength in the hand. Compares nerve to a guitar string reverberating. "It's been strummed; it just needs to calm down."— Travis Haney (@travhaney) September 19, 2018
This really couldn't be a more vague description of what Mariota is going through after suffering nerve damage in his elbow.
I'm not sure how people can comprehend the injury when his extremities are being compared to a guitar. Yet, Mariota seems confident in his statement.
Backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert filled in well in Mariota's absence on Sunday, but it's clear he isn't an ideal fit to leave in as he barely surpassed 100 yards passing.
Marcus Mariota "probably better" than he was over the weekend https://t.co/kujpwMDAai— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 19, 2018
Nerve damage is a tricky game to play with and the only healing element can be time. For the Titans, running back Mariota wouldn't be a wise move even with a big game against the Jaguars coming on Sunday.
Head coach Mike Vrabel and Mariota could've helped give fans a little more insight, rather than being this discrete about his injury.