Titans WR A.J. Brown (hamstring) leaves Colts game with injury in Week 3

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown left the Titans-Colts AFC North divisional game in the first quarter with a hamstring injury.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown was injured in the first quarter of the Titans vs. Colts game and was later ruled out with a hamstring. Before the injury, Brown had zero catches on a pair of targets.

A.J. Brown injures hamstring, leaves Colts game early

The Colts vs. Titans matchup is currently in the second quarter, with the Titans leading 14-7. Ryan Tannehill has 2 touchdown passes (to Chester Rogers and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine) and an interception (thrown to Darius Leonard), and through one quarter had a 53.8 passer rating.

Carson Wentz, playing on two sprained ankles, had incompletions on 4 of his first 5 pass attempts. Running back Derrick Henry had 9 first-quarter carries for 31 yards. Nyheim Hines tied the game with a 9-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine next man up for Titans

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine is listed behind Brown on the Titans’ depth chart and will presumably see an increased role if Brown is lost for the game. Westbrook-Ikhine has already been involved in the Titans’ offense, catching his first 2 targets for 27 yards and a score. Cameron Batson and Racey McMath are also options. Titans wide receiver Josh Reynolds is inactive and unavailable.

Tannehill targeted seven receivers in the first quarter and is likely to spread the ball around throughout the rest of the game.

Next four games for Tennessee Titans

The next four games for the Titans feature road trips to the Jets and Jaguars before home games against the AFC’s two best teams in 2020: Kansas City and Buffalo.

So long as Derrick Henry remains healthy, Tennessee should have more than enough offense to handle New York and Jacksonville. But the Titans would need Brown near or at full strength for their showdowns with the Bills and Chiefs. The Titans entered Week 2 in a tie with the Houston Texans atop the AFC South. The Colts and Jaguars were winless through the first two weeks.

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