Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL, Titans coach Mike Munchak reported on Monday.
It is very unfortunate for all of us, Munchak told The Tennessean.
Britt clutched his right knee and fell to the ground in the second quarter after catching a pass and fumbling it after a right step. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported on Sunday night that it was feared Britt tore his ACL and MCL and would likely need season-ending surgery.
Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, in his first year at the helm for the Titans, will have to find a new favorite target.
It's horrible news for Kenny, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck told The Tennessean. He's probably the most talented player on this team. ... We can't magically create another Kenny Britt.
The loss of Britt for the season, as rumored, is a major blow to the Titans. Britt racked up three touchdowns in little more than two games of action, and looked to be on pace for a monster season.
I'm not going to act like it's not going to hurt us, wide receiver Nate Washington told The Tennessean. It will hurt us big time. But I think we have some guys that can come in and fill this void.
The newspaper speculated that the Titans might look to pick up free agent wide receivers Buster Davis and Donnie Avery, but the team hasn't officially commented on it. Neither Davis nor Avery would likely have the impact of Britt, but could help Washington and the other Titans wide receivers make up for the loss.
Will that come as one person playing as big as Kenny? No, Washington said. But I think we can put together some things that will help our offense win games.