The Tennessee Titans will be without one of their key pieces on defense, as cornerback Logan Ryan announced via Twitter on Monday that he suffered a broken left fibula in Sunday's shutout win over the New York Giants.
Ryan, in his second season with the Titans after signing a free agent deal in 2017 from New England, has been a mainstay in the Tennessee secondary ever since. He is a starting cornerback in the base defense and has played in the nickel position in sub-packages, even blitzing and recording four sacks this season. Ryan had a sack of Eli Manning on Sunday.
In his post Monday, Ryan said, “I broke my left fibula and will miss the remainder of the season. I poured my heart and soul into this season so it's unfortunate. However, anyone who knows ;me knows how relentlessly I will train to come back a better player with fewer weaknesses. I am proud of how I play, I”m proud of how my tea is playing, an I'm proud I was able to walk off the field with a broken leg. I will continue to support the team and coach up the DB's while we make this run for the playoffs. Also I am proud to say my 76 tackles this season raised over $12,000 for animal rescue. It's all Love.”
With Ryan out of the mix, Coach Mike Vrabel was non-committal on who would step in or who might be signed to the 53-man roster.
LeShaun Sims came in and finished up for Ryan on Sunday. It also means that Malcolm Butler, who had been relegated to the third corner role in sub-packages will likely move back into the starting lineup for the Titans.
The Titans may also be without rookie outside linebacker Sharif Finch, who suffered a shoulder injury Sunday and could also be out for the season. Vrabel would not discuss the injuries in his conference call.
He did say, however, that veteran safety Kenny Vaccaro is in the league's concussion protocol after leaving Sunday's game in the first half.