Titans WR Justin Hunter suffered lacerated spleen in Sunday’s loss

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Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter is in a Houston area hospital after suffering a lacerated spleen in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Texans.

Hunter was lit up by Danieal Manning after making a half hearted attempt at a ball early in the game. He returned to the game but did not last long due to stomach pain. He was then taken to the hospital.

It is quite possible that Hunter finishes the year on injured reserve. Nate Washington and Kendall Wright will be in firm position for every down duty next week.

“They rotated to single-high, and usually when they do that they rotate more to the center of the field,” Mettenberger said of the play to reporters. “And I just kind of saw them rotating and assumed that’s what he did and didn’t check him. If I did my job right there, I would have seen that he hugged back on Justin’s side and would have gone front-side and hit [tight end Chase] Coffman over the middle.”

Hunter had just 27 catches for 480 yards and three touchdowns on the season. It is unknown if the Titans will have Zach Mettenberger or Jake Locker at quarterback when they host the Giants.