Antonio Andrews Working his Way Back from Injury


NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Antonio Andrews turned in an impressive offseason, and training camp.

After making the team's 53-man roster, the second-year Titans running back was in line to get significant playing time at the start of the season.

Then he suffered a hamstring injury, and he's been sidelined ever since.

"Oh man, it's like a dagger in the back,'' Andrews said of his predicament. "All I can do is just keep preparing my body for the next battle."

Andrews has been among the team's inactives the first two weeks of the season as he rehabs the injury. In the preseason, the former Western Kentucky star rushed 20 times for 79 yards, and he also caught two passes for 25 yards and two touchdowns.

Some things have changed since the preseason – the team traded with the Browns for running back Terrance West, and he's carried the ball 16 times for 51 yards in two games.

If not for his injury, those carries --- and maybe more – would've gone to Andrews.

In two games, Bishop Sankey leads the team with 116 yards, while Dexter McCluster is next with 106 yards. McCluster is coming off a 98-yard performance against the Browns.

Andrews, who played in four games for the Titans last season, said he's expecting to back in the mix when he's healthy.

"Just as long as I am in shape and ready to go,'' he said. "I am still that same cat as I was then."

Andrews said he hopes to be back soon.

After Sunday's game against the Colts, the Titans have a bye before returning to action on October 11 against the Bills.

"The hamstring, it's all a part of the healing process. It all depends on how I am feeling,'' Andrews said. "I'm just taking it one game at a time still."


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