Fisher optimistic Young can practice, calls QB day to day

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee quarterback Vince Young will
be day to day this week after reinjuring his right quadriceps
muscle. His status for Sunday's AFC wild-card game with San Diego
could be in question.

"I can't really say right now if Vince is going to play this
week," coach Jeff Fisher said Monday. "I have a good feeling
he'll be back on the practice field, and we'll see how he goes."

Young missed a start Oct. 21 at Houston after straining his
right quadriceps in Tampa on Oct. 14. He said he aggravated the
muscle in the first half of Sunday night's 16-10 win at
Indianapolis and tweaked it further in the third quarter.

He limped to the sideline a play later, was stretched by
trainers and even went to the locker room for a few minutes. He did
not return to the game, and backup Kerry Collins led the Titans to
three straight field goals and the victory that clinched a playoff

Fisher said Young was very excited about his play against the
Colts, the win and the chance to play in a postseason game. Young
was 14-of-18 for 157 yards when he left, and Fisher said Young
could have returned to the game.

But Fisher said he isn't thinking of starting Collins, who was
10-of-13 for 106 yards, at San Diego.

The coach said they will evaluate Young through the week and is
optimistic Young could practice. Fisher said he would give a
complete injury report Wednesday and that Young was not among a few
Titans having tests Monday.

Running back LenDale White, listed last week on the injury
report because of a sore knee, split carries late against the Colts
with Chris Henry. Chris Brown, who lost a fumble inside inside the
Colts 10 in the second quarter, had his back tighten up.

Right guard Benji Olson left the game in the second half and was
replaced by Daniel Loper, while cornerback Nick Harper was replaced
by Reynaldo Hill. Center Kevin Mawae missed his second straight
game with a calf injury.

Young has struggled against 3-4 defenses like San Diego's. Asked
if Young needed to practice to play, Fisher said he wouldn't get
into hypotheticals.

"We'll just take it one day at a time. He would benefit from
practice, yes. But he's also played them several weeks ago,"
Fisher said.

Young threw for 121 yards and was intercepted twice Dec. 9 in a
23-17 overtime loss to the Chargers in Nashville. He also was
sacked once and ran only twice for 2 yards.