What began as a promising camp for the young WR has ended with bad news
With the buzz of NFL training camp comes attached the inevitable fear of injury.
As teams work to put players through the paces in a full contact capacity for the first time this offseason, they do so with an understanding that not everyone on the roster will make it through the remainder of July and to the end of August healthy. The Tennessee Titans are certainly not naive to this reality, and were forced to place wide receiver Cameron Batson on the injured reserve list after the 23-year-old exited Monday’s practice and did not return.
His injury is being described as a fractured collarbone, according to team insider Paul Kuharsky — with the Titans’ chances of seeing him return in 2019 being slim. It’s an injury that, although suffered in late July, will likely require surgery and subsequently months of healing and rehabilitation before he can be medically cleared to return to football.
Although signed as an undrafted free agent by the Titans in 2018 and having an uneven rookie year with the team that included a stint on the practice squad and a muffed punt, he appeared in 11 games and showed enough promise for the team to keep him onboard for the 2019 season. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound former Texas Tech standout had already grabbed the eye of head coach Mike Vrabel and staff to begin training camp.