In a recent joint practice session against the Vikings, Tennessee Titans’ wide receiver Treylon Burks was carted off the field due to an apparent leg injury. Fortunately, hours later it was revealed that Burks had suffered an LCL sprain and would not require surgery. According to NFL Media, he is expected to miss a few weeks of play as he recovers from this less severe knee injury.
The incident occurred after a deep catch by the second-year player. After receiving a long pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Burks appeared to be limping when he got up from the ground, as reported by ESPN’s Turron Davenport. With assistance from trainers who were supporting his left knee, the 23-year-old managed to walk off the field.
While being assessed by trainers with both hands on his knees, Burks received support from Titans general manager Ran Carthon who spoke with him during evaluation. Fellow teammates wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and running back Derrick Henry also came over to speak with him.
Burks was drafted by the Titans as No. 18 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and has since made significant contributions in his rookie year with 33 receptions, 444 receiving yards and one touchdown.