The possibility still exists that Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt could need a second, but comparatively minor, knee procedure before he is fully ready to return to playing football this season.
If Britt has to have the second operation, however, it should not be a major setback to his timetable to return from ACL and MCL surgery. Any sort of further work to the knee would likely be similar to the arthroscopic clean-up defensive end Derrick Morgan had last year in training camp.
Titans coach Mike Munchak confirmed that while no second procedure for Britt is scheduled at this time, the possibility still is there for additional work simply due to the type of injury Britt suffered in his right knee, which underwent reconstructive surgery last October. Munchak said second procedures with that type of injury are fairly commonplace.
“I think it always is (possible),” Munchak said. “I don't know if he will at some point, but I think that's something that's common with that injury. Derrick went through it last year. The good thing is that even if you do have it, it's not a huge setback. It's not something that sets you way back. But that is obviously part of the process, or could be, if that arises down the road.”
What the article describes sounds like a scope to smooth out excess cartilage, which usually requires 3-4 weeks of recovery time. It wouldn't be a huge setback, but it makes Britt an extremely risky pick on draft day. It also might explain why the Titans drafted Kendall Wright in the first round when there were positions of greater need. Owners willing to draft Britt may want to target Nate Washington and/or Wright as the draft wears on to cover all the bases.