Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray suffered a partially torn MCL in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams, a loss that seal the AFC South title for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The injury to Murray doesn’t necessarily rule him out of the Titans’ regular season finale against the Jaguars, however.
“I’m not going to rule him out just yet, knowing DeMarco, knowing some of the other things he’s had happen to him and how quickly he responds to treatment,” Titans head coach Mike Mularkey told Jason Wolf of The Tennessean. “So I’d say he’s day-to-day right now and I just hope for the best. Maybe in a limited role. We don’t know yet.”
The Titans are in a “win and in” scenario for the playoffs, so it’s not a huge surprise that if he can play he will play, but Murray was largely ineffective in the first game against the Jaguars earlier in the season, with just nine carries for 25 yards and one reception for three yards.
In fact, it’s probably better for the Jaguars if the Titans are stubborn and stick with a banged up Murray over back up running back Derrick Henry, who has had a better season than Murray in limited snaps.
Murray’s situation will be one to monitor as the week goes on, because for some reason Mularkey keeps trotting Murray out over Henry.