Titans QB Marcus Mariota Limited in Wednesday's Practice


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was limited in Wednesday's practice, as the team began preparations for Monday's game against the Texans.

"I am feeling good," Mariota said. "I was able to go through individual (drills), and I am taking it one day at a time, but it felt pretty good today."

Mariota suffered a stinger in the first half of Sunday's loss to the Colts, and did not return to action.

Because of the Monday night game, the Titans aren't required to put out an official injury report.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel also said Mariota was limited in his work.

"He did a little bit," Vrabel said. "He didn't take the normal reps that he would take. But we are hopeful that he'll progress as the week goes on."

Mariota, who made some throws during the open portion of practice, said he's working through some numbness in his right arm as a result of the stinger.

Mariota was injured late in the first half on Sunday when he was sacked by Colts defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis, and he was replaced by back-up quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

Mariota was seen shaking his right arm immediately being hit. He said on Wednesday the injury isn't related to the elbow injury he suffered earlier in the season, although the symptoms are similar.

Mariota was not wearing a glove on his right hand on Wednesday, and he said he has no issues with his grip.

"Basically it is one of those deals again with the nerves, the feeling down my right arm wasn't totally there," he said of the injury. "So it is one of those deals where you just have to kind of wait for the nerve to calm down and things should be good."

Mariota completed 10-of-13 passes in the first half, for 85 yards in the team's loss to the Colts.

He hopes to play on Monday against the Texans.

Gabbert started for the Titans in the team's Week 2 win over the Texans. Mariota said he believes he could play effectively on Monday night even if he doesn't practice in full the rest of the week.

"We have an extra day to get heathy," Mariota said, "and we'll definitely take advantage of that."

The Tennessee Titans take the field for practice on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

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