Titans TE Delanie Walker 'not concerned' about thumb injury

The Tennessean - [Full Article]

The Titans are hoping a thumb injury suffered by tight end Delanie Walker during Thursday’s practice won’t keep him out for long.

Walker said he needed 12 stitches to close the cut, and the base of his left thumb was bandaged and taped in the locker room. The injury occurred when Da’Norris Searcy broke up a Marcus Mariota pass intended for Walker over the middle.

“I’m not concerned about it,” Walker said. “The trainers just wanted me to be smart about it, so I just went inside and made sure everything was okay with it.”

Titans Ken Whisenhunt said his preliminary estimation was that the injury wasn’t too serious and wouldn’t keep Walker out of training camp for long. He said if Walker had to sit out a couple days, he might benefit from some rest.

Fantasy Impact: 

It doesn't sound like this is a major concern, and hopefully it stays that way since Walker is one of our favorite sleepers in 2015. Last year, he finished #9 in standard formats and #8 in PPR leagues even though he missed a game and a half in the middle of the season due to a concussion. He was #12 and #11, respectively, in 2013. In his last 22 games with the Titans, he has averaged 11.9 PPG in PPR formats, which would have been enough for a #6 finish last season. In Marcus Mariota, he should get an upgrade at quarterback and figures to remain a big part of the team’s passing attack, such that it is.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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