Tennessee Titans rookie wideout Treylon Burks suffered an ankle injury while playing against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday. The injury came during the fourth quarter of the Titans' 24-17 win over the AFC South team.
The wideout caught a pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill and tried muscling his way out for extra yards when a Colts player fell on his left ankle. Even after sustaining the injury, the rookie stayed on the field to complete the following play.
The injury sustained, though, was deemed too serious for the rookie to stay on the field and he was carted off by medical staff. Burks exited the game registering 14 receiving yards and one rushing attempt for four yards. Following the game, the former Arkansas star was seen on crutches with his left foot wrapped up in a walking boot.
How long is Treylon Burks out after the Week 4 injury?
The extent of Burks' injury is currently unknown as the Titans continue to evaluate his condition. Depending on the nature of the injury, the wideout could possibly be out for anywhere between 15 and 46 days. This is generally considered the average recovery time for a high ankle sprain.
How does Treylon Burks' absence impacts the Titans' offense in Week 5
The wide receiver from Arkansas was selected with the 18th overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2022 NFL Draft. He was picked soon after the trade of wideout A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles. So far, the rookie has shown glimpses of being a potential asset for the Titans offense. He was even PFF’s highest graded rookie WR through the first two weeks of the season.
His injury will definitely leave an impact on the Titans offense that was looking to utilize their first-round pick as their second WR. We will soon learn the severity of the wide receiver's injury and how long he might be sidelined for.