Tennessee Titans Kenny Britt reaches out, as San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver watches, in their NFL football game in San Diego
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) reaches out to try and catch a pass, as San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver (27) watches, in the first half of their NFL football game in San Diego, California October 31, 2010. Reuters

The Tennessee Titans suffered a major blow on Monday when top receiver Kenny Britt was ruled out for the rest of the National Football League (NFL) season with knee ligament damage.

Titans head coach Mike Munchak told reporters that Britt tore both the anterior and medial collateral ligaments when his right knee buckled underneath him during Sunday's game and will undergo surgery in a week.

The first-round draft pick in 2009 was off to an excellent start to the 2011 NFL season with 289 receiving yards and three touchdowns before suffering the injury in the second quarter of a 17-14 win over Denver when he tried to turn upfield.

The Titans have just four fit receivers and Munchak said the team is now evaluating players for that position.

Tennessee, off to a 2-1 start to the season and tied for first place in the AFC South, visit Cleveland on Sunday.