Tennessee Titans running back LenDale White returned to the practice field on Friday afternoon after missing two days with the flu, and will be probable for Sunday’s game in Jacksonville.
“I’m sick. I’m trying to sweat it out and trying to get everything out. That can take a lot out of you,” White said. “I’m tired and you don’t really know what’s going on with you. You try to take all those antibiotics they give you and try to feel better.”
White, who lost 35 pounds this off-season, now has a different problem. He said his weight fell to 222 pounds because of the sickness, and he is trying to add a couple of pounds back now.
“I got some IV’s and I can’t afford to lose any more weight at this point,” White said.
The news wasn’t so good for cornerback Cortland Finnegan and backup linebacker Stanford Keglar. Both were out of practice again with hamstring injuries and are listed as doubtful on the Titans injury report.
In addition, nickelback Vincent Fuller will be out four-to-six weeks with a broken forearm, meaning that rookies Jason McCourty and Ryan Mouton could see significant playing time this week in the secondary against the Jaguars. Mouton took over for Fuller against the New York Jets last week, while McCourty replaced Finnegan after he was injured.
“If both of them are going to play, they’re going to play well. Injuries are part of the game, and young players, that’s how you develop them. You have to get them in the ballgame,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said.
Defensive tackle Jason Jones did not practice for a third straight day with a shoulder injury, and is questionable for the game, while quarterback Vince Young, who tweaked his back with a muscle pull in Thursday’s practice, will be probable.