Titans LBs Diles, Bailey hurt in win over Bills
Tennessee Titans linebacker Zac Diles’ status is uncertain after
he hurt his right ankle and was carted off from the sideline during
a 35-34 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Coach Mike Munchak had no immediate update on the severity of
Diles’ injury. Munchak would only say that Diles’ injury initially
appeared to be more serious than an injury sustained by reserve
linebacker Patrick Bailey, who hurt his chest while covering a
kickoff in the third quarter.
Diles was hurt when he was attempting to tackle running back
C.J. Spiller on the Bills first possession. Diles was leaning to
his left, when he lost his footing and his right ankle twisted
Diles slowly limped off the field after being tended to by
Titans trainers, and was then driven off from the sideline.
Diles was starting in place of Colin McCarthy, who missed his
fourth game with an ankle injury.
The Bills lost right guard Chad Rinehart early in the third
quarter after he hurt his left ankle blocking during a run by
Spiller. A Titans player fell on the back of Rinehart’s leg,
forcing Rinehart to be carted off the field.
Coach Chan Gailey had no update on Rinehart’s status following
Buffalo was already minus starting offensive linemen Kraig Urbik
(knee) and Cordy Glenn (knee). Rinehart was replaced by third
stringer Sam Young.
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