NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - Titans coach Jeff Fisher says quarterback Vince Young will be placed on injured reserve and needs surgery on his throwing hand.
Fisher said Monday that Tennessee team doctors recommended the season-ending surgery to repair Young's flexor tendon in his right thumb, which he injured late in the third quarter of Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to Washington.
Rusty Smith replaced Young in the game, and Fisher said after the contest the rookie would be the starter against Houston on Sunday.
Young bolted the stadium after a heated exchange with Fisher following the loss. The Tennessean reported Monday that owner Bud Adams had talked to Fisher and Young and told them to "get this thing settled."
Young is under contract through 2011 and due $8.5 million.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Titans owner Bud Adams isn't choosing between his quarterback or his coach. He has told both Vince Young and Jeff Fisher to "get this thing settled" and work together.
The Tennessean reported Monday that Adams has talked to all involved and told them to get back to work.
Young bolted the stadium after exchanging words with Fisher after a 19-16 overtime loss to Washington on Sunday in which Young tore a flexor tendon in his right thumb on his throwing hand.
Adams says this will all go away pretty quick. Young is under contract through 2011 and due $8.5 million. Adams says Young will be back because he wouldn't want to let him go. Fisher is under contract through 2011 also, and Adams says that is why you have contracts.