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Titans WR Justin Hunter Still in Houston Hospital

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Jim Wyatt just tweeted out that Justin Hunter is still in the hospital in Houston being treated for a lacerated spleen:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> WR <a href="https://twitter.com/justinhunter_11">@justinhunter_11</a> remains in Houston hospital while being treated for lacerated spleen. Sounds like be could be there a few days</p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/status/539461944613556224">December 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Hunter looks lackadaisical on the field, but that is one tough dude.  He lacerated his spleen on the Titans second offensive play of the game but played 42% of the Titans offensive plays in the game.  There were reports that he was coughing up blood on the sideline at the end of the game.

This will likely end what has been a disappointing season for the Titans second year receiver.  There were a lot of people that were projecting a huge year for Hunter.  It never came together.

Hopefully, first of all, he heals up from this.  After that, he needs to put in some time in the finer points of being a wide receiver.  His route running is nothing short of terrible.  He can't stay on his feet or time his jumps.  Once he gets all of that worked out, he will be a special receiver.  What are the odds he ever gets all of that worked out?

It seems like we will be seeing a lot more of Derek Hagan with Hunter out of the lineup.  I can't even pretend to be excited about that.