It wasn’t all fun and games last night. The Titans suffered two pretty serious blows on the injury front. Adam Schefter is reporting that Jonnu Smith will miss the rest of the season with a MCL injury:
Titans’ TE Jonnu Smith is going to miss the rest of the season with an mcl injury, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 7, 2018
You hate that for Jonnu because he had really been playing well for last month or so. We should see increased work for Anthony Firsker because of Smith’s injury. Firkser has been really good with limited snaps. How will that translate to playing a bigger role?
The other injury was to Jack Conklin. Ian Rapoport is reporting that Conklin has a knee injury that won’t require surgery but will likely keep him out of the rest of the regular season:
Conklin likely misses the rest of the regular season. If they make the playoffs, there is a shot to return (barring a roster move by Tennessee). https://t.co/ivE4j41Evr— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 7, 2018
Obviously Dennis Kelly will step in and play right tackle. That might not be the worst thing in the world because Kelly has been better this year, but it does erase any depth they had at the position. We all need to be praying for Taylor Lewan and Kelly on a nightly basis at this point.