Titans can't shake injury bug

Updated: November 19, 2004, 5:29 PM ET
By Steve Muench | Scouts, Inc.
Tennessee QB Steve McNair is expected start this week after missing the last two games with a bruised sternum, but his supporting cast won't be as strong as it was the last time he was under center.

Injuries continue to decimate the Titans, as they lost a key starter on offense for a significant amount of time and a key starter on defense for the rest of the year last week. Their losses couldn't have come at worse times either, as Tennessee faces its three AFC South rivals over the next three games. There is a chance the Titans won't record a win within their division this year.

Here is a list of six injured players in all, their prognosis and who is expected to replace them. There are also projections for how the injuries will affect their respective teams this weekend as well as down the road.

Steve Muench played four years of Division I-AA football before joining Scouts Inc. in 2002. He has evaluated both NFL and college players for Scouts Inc., but his current focus is on the NFL draft.