Jared Cook Injury: Updates on Titans TE's Shoulder

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent ISeptember 23, 2012

Aug 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook (89) catches a pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook left during the first half of Sunday's Week 3 matchup against the Detroit Lions with a shoulder injury. 

UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 30 at 11:40 a.m. ET by Adam Wells

After Cook started practicing on Friday, it was looking more and more like he would be available for the Titans' game against the undefeated Houston Texans

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean has released the Titans inactive list for the game, and Cook's name is nowhere to be found. 

#Titans inactives for Sunday's game: R. Smith, Britt, McCarthy, Harper, Otto, Lutui, Harris

— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) September 30, 2012

Given the way the Texans' defense has been steamrolling teams, save for a poor fourth quarter against Denver last week, Cook's presence is vital for the Titans to have a shot. 

Jake Locker won't have his best receiver (Kenny Britt) available to him, so expect a lot more action for the tight ends in this matchup. 



UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 28 at 2:15 p.m. ET by Ethan Grant

Good news from the Titans on Friday afternoon, especially if you own Cook (shoulder) in your fantasy football league. Cook was a full participant in practice today, according to Titans beat writer Terry McCormick.

#Titans injuries: LB Colin McCarthy no practice out, TE Jared Cook full practice questionable, WR Kenny Britt no practice questionable.

— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) September 28, 2012

The chances of Cook playing on Sunday are looking up by the day, and with a full day of practice the "questionable" tag is probably more of a precaution than an indication of his health. Barring any last minute setbacks, it looks like Cook is on track to suit up on Sunday against the Houston Texans. 

According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, head coach Mike Munchak is feeling pretty good about Cook's chances:


Cook had a good week, Munchak said. Titans expect him to play on Sunday

— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) September 28, 2012

In other words, barring some sort of setback tomorrow, don't be surprised to see the big tight end on th field come Sunday.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 27 at 4:58 p.m. ET by Tyler Conway

Though not a concrete status update, Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Thursday that he is more nervous about wide receiver Kenny Britt's status than tight end Jared Cook's, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.


Munchak said he's a little more nervous about Britt's injury situation than Cook's. #Titans

— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) September 27, 2012


For Tennessee, having the athletic tight end in the lineup could pay huge dividends against a ferocious Houston Texans defense. 

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 4:50 p.m. ET by Ryan Rudnansky

Jared Cook and Kenny Britt didn't practice on Wednesday, but head coach Mike Munchak is still holding out hope that the two will be available later in the week, according to John Glennon of the Tennessean.

Glennon tweeted on Wednesday:

Cook and Britt did not practice, but Munchak hopeful they will by end of week

— John Glennon (@glennonsports) September 26, 2012


Munchak added that he could see Cook playing on Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Glennon tweeted:

Munchak said Titans still feel good about Cook's chances of playing

— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) September 26, 2012


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UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 24 at 5:04 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Though we should expect Jared Cook (shoulder) to be questionable this week, head coach Mike Munchak feels good about his chances of playing in Week 4, according to the Tennessee Titans on Twitter

#Titans coach Mike Munchak said he "still feels good" about Jared Cook (shoulder) playing this week.

— Tennessee Titans (@tennesseetitans) September 24, 2012


UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 23 at 5:42 p.m. ET by Richard Langford

The Tennessean's John Glennon gives out what has to be interpreted as positive news. 

Jared Cook has injury to AC Joint of left shoulder. MRI tomorrow. Doesn't think needs surgery.

— John Glennon (@glennonsports) September 23, 2012

Obviously, Cook is not out of the woods yet with an MRI forthcoming, but at least the early feeling is his shoulder will not require surgery. 

UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3:01 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Jared Cook has returned to the sidelines but looks to be done for the rest of the game according to The Tennessean's John Glennon via Twitter

Jared Cook has returned to sidelines for #Titans, but no shoulder pads. Looks like he's done for day. Big blow for Titans.

— John Glennon (@glennonsports) September 23, 2012


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Cook is questionable to return to the game, according to Titans beat writer Terry McCormick via Twitter:

Jared Cook injured shoulder, questionable return.

— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) September 23, 2012


Cook was was a thorn in the side of the Lions in the first half, making his presence felt in the passing game before going down. He had 77 yards and a touchdown on four catches for the Titans in the first half. 

Cook scored on a 61-yard touchdown pass from Jake Locker in the second quarter to put Tennessee ahead 17-6.

Stay tuned for more information on Cook's status as it becomes available.