The Tennessee Titans need a win over the Houston Texans in Week 17 to keep their hopes of heading to the 2011 NFL playoffs as an AFC wild card team alive. The Texans might make that easier than anticipated, given that they are locked into the No. 3 seed as the AFC South champions, and have nothing to play for, but one big Tennessee injury could handicap the Titans.
That would be Chris Johnson's ankle malady. The Titans playmaker, who has come on late in 2011 after disappointing early returns, is questionable for the must-win game on Sunday. If he can't go, expect Tennessee to struggle: all the Titans have behind him are rookie Jamie Harper and little-used Quinn Johnson.
Here's the rest of the Titans injury report for Week 17:
DOUBTFUL: DE Jason Jones (ankle).
QUESTIONABLE: TE Daniel Graham (illness), WR Lavelle Hawkins (ankle), RB Chris Johnson (ankle), LB Gerald McRath (knee), DT Shaun Smith (knee).
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