Shonn Greene Exits Titans' Opener with Knee Injury
The Tennessee Titans' backfield received a blow in the first half when running back Shonn Greene went down with a leg injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, Greene's return is questionable:
Greene return is Q with right knee— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) September 8, 2013
Greene limping off— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) September 8, 2013
The 28-year-old was in the midst of a productive Titans debut with four carries for 18 yards, with a consistent 4.5 yards per carry before the injury.
Third-string running back Jackie Battle came in to replace Greene during the drive, and it paid off for Battle as he followed up a string of Chris Johnson runs and earned the game's first touchdown to put the Titans up 7-2 before half.
Greene was the feature back in New York for the Jets over the past few seasons, posting 1,000-yard seasons on the ground in both 2011 and 2012. Last year was a career-best for the former Iowa Hawkeye, as he posted 1,063 rushing yards and eight touchdowns.
As far as durability and consistency goes, Greene has done well in those departments as well. He's only missed three regular-season games since joining the NFL in 2009, and he's improved in yardage and touchdowns each season.
With the questionable status, it's unclear whether or not Greene will make it back on the field for the Titans as they look to hold onto their halftime lead in Pittsburgh.
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