DeMarco Murray Underwent Hand Surgery, Expected to Be Ready for Training Camp

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJune 8, 2017

Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray runs a drill during the team's organized team activity at its NFL football training facility Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray underwent surgery to repair an injury to his right ring finger that isn't expected to impact his ability to play during the season.  

Per NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon, Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said Murray had a "minor procedure" on his hand after being spotted wearing a cast during OTAs. Mularkey added Murray's cast could come off as soon as Monday and noted the three-time Pro Bowler will be ready for training camp, per Blackmon

Murray told Blackmon the injury is "nothing serious." He said he originally injured the finger in Week 2 last season and opted for surgery now to let it heal in time for the season.  

Murray had an excellent bounce-back campaign in 2016 after the Titans acquired him in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. During his age-28 campaign, he had 1,287 rushing yards, nine touchdowns and appeared in all 16 games for just the second time in his career. 

The Titans are building their offense around quarterback Marcus Mariota, who returned to team drills Tuesday after fracturing his fibula in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. 

After posting a 9-7 record in 2016, the Titans have high expectations heading into the 2017 campaign. Murray's presence in the backfield is critical after he played so well during his first year with the team.