Gage has Multiple Broken Bones in Back

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee receiver Justin Gage has several broken transverse bones in his lower back, and he is unlikely to play Sunday against Buffalo.

The receiver was injured when he fell to the ground after making a leaping catch to set up the go-ahead touchdown in last week's 34-27 win at San Francisco.

Gage started hurting once the adrenaline wore off and the Titans ran a variety of X-rays and CAT scans.

Coach Jeff Fisher said Thursday the tests revealed the multiple fractures. The injury does not involve any structure crucial to the spine, and Gage said Wednesday he has had no problem moving his hands and feet.

Fisher did not rule Gage out, but says it's unlikely he will play this week.

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