Report: Titans' Young has thumb surgery

BY foxsports • November 29, 2010

Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young had surgery on his injured right thumb Monday afternoon, according to

Head coach Jeff Fisher said the surgery would leave Young, who tore the flexor tendon in the thumb of his throwing hand, unable to throw for several weeks.

Young is on injured reserve and therefore out for the season.

"It was told to us that it would be season ending, so I'm going to assume that it's five-to-eight weeks or something like that," Fisher said.

"The thumb will be immobilized. That's the nature of the surgery is to immobilize the thumb so they can reattach the tendons. So, we were told somewhere in the five-to-eight week range."

Despite a recent altercation between the two, Fisher said Young would be allowed to return to the Titans sidelines.

"Vince will be treated like any other player on injured reserve," Fisher said. "Our injured reserve players are on the sidelines. They come out on occasion. They walk on the practice field and check out practice. He's not going to be treated any differently than anybody else."

Young reportedly sent an apology text message to Fisher following a verbal clash following the Titans’ 19-16 overtime loss to the Redskins.

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