— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 2, 2022
While the Tennessee Titans celebrated their second-straight division title with a 34-3 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 17, there was one major negative to come from the game.
In the second quarter, tight end MyCole Pruitt suffered a serious ankle injury that led to the cart coming out and an air cast being put on his leg. Of course, Pruitt was ruled out after that.
Following the game, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that Pruitt both fractured and dislocated his ankle, which will require surgery. It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but that injury will end Pruitt’s 2021 campaign.
It’s an unfortunate turn of events for Pruitt, who has no doubt made some key contributions in 2021, both as a receiver and blocker. He finishes his fourth season in Tennessee with 14 catches, 145 receiving yards, and three scores.
As far as replacement possibilities go, the Titans don’t have any options on their active roster, as Anthony Firkser and Geoff Swaim are the only other tight ends. The team also has Austin Fort on the practice squad.
The Titans will return to action in Week 18 when they take on the Houston Texans. A win would secure the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye for Tennessee.