Rolle out three to six weeks with dislocated elbow

Updated: October 6, 2003, 8:26 PM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee cornerback Samari Rolle will miss three to six weeks with a broken and dislocated left elbow.

Rolle was hurt on New England's opening drive in the Patriots' 38-30 win on Sunday. He wore a sling Monday in the locker room and said he hopes to return before the team's bye week, which comes Nov. 2.

Coach Jeff Fisher said on his television show Monday night that Rolle has small fractures in the elbow, but it should not affect his outlook. They planned to immobilize Rolle's elbow and reduce the swelling before he's allowed to resume any activity.

Rolle's injury likely will force the Titans to start second-year man Tony Beckham in his place. Beckham was a fourth-round draft pick last year out of Division III Wisconsin-Stout, and missed a tackle Sunday that set up a New England field goal.

Rolle is the third Tennessee defensive starter to be hurt.

The Titans lost outside linebacker Peter Sirmon on Sept. 28 when he broke two bones in his lower back. Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has not played since he partially dislocated his left elbow Sept. 14 in a loss to Indianapolis.

Fisher said Haynesworth told him Monday that he will play against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

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