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Titans Gabe Ikard to have season ending surgery

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News came out Saturday that says the Titans backup center will be out for the year.

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One of the more promising Titans rookies from this year's draft class will be having season ending surgery on Tuesday.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> center Gabe Ikard said via Twitter he&#39;s having season ending surgery on Tuesday</p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/statuses/503245925595115520">August 23, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ikard didn&#39;t practice all week after suffering a knee injury the previous week. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a></p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/statuses/503246529922998273">August 23, 2014</a></blockquote>
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I really hate this for the Titans, because Ikard did very well in spot duty for the Titans. While there were some issues with anchoring, it looked like he would be a quality pick that could develop behind Schwenke. Hopefully he and another injured rookie James Gayle, can recover and come back in 2015 to add depth to thin positions on the Titans roster.

With this injury and the injury to Chris Spencer, the Titans should be in the market for some interior offensive linemen soon.