Titans WR Hunter fractures ankle in loss to Panthers

Justin Hunter was injured late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Panthers

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter suffered a fractured ankle late in Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, the team announced.

Hunter fractured his right ankle late in the fourth quarter when he was hit from behind while blocking for running back Dexter McCluster.. He was carted off the field after been injured.

“It’s tough to see anybody go down, especially like that. It’s tough,’’ Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota said, per the team’s official website. “Prayers go out to him and I hope he gets well soon.”

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The three-year veteran had 4 catches for 47 yards in the game.

Hunter’s loss leaves the Titans thin at receiver. Starter Kendall Wright missed Sunday’s game with a sprained MCL and his status for Thursday night’s game against Jacksonville is uncertain.

Harry Douglas, Dorial Green-Beckham and Rico Richardson are Tennessee’s healthy receivers entering Week 11. The team also has rookie Tre McBride on the practice squad.