A pair of former LSU Tigers suffered injuries in the NFL Sunday.
Tennessee QB Zach Mettenberger sprained his shoulder in a loss to the Houston Texans. Tyrann Mathieu broke his thumb, forcing him out of Arizona's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Mettenberger injured that shoulder after being driven to the ground by J.J. Watt. According to Pro Football Talk, x-rays on Mettenberger's shoulder came back negative, and the former Tiger called it a grade one AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder.
Mettenberger's scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, according to reports, and has said he's hopeful to return next week.
"I'm a pretty tough guy," he said to The Tennessean. "I think I will be able to come back next week."
Mettenberger took over as the Titans' starting quarterback on Oct. 26. Tennessee is 0-5 in his starts, though Mettenberger's shown glimpses of promise. He's thrown for 1,270 yards in those five games with eight touchdowns and five interceptions. He was 13-for-19 for 184 yards, with one TD and a pick before coming out of Sunday's game against the Texans.
Mathieu also hopes to play through a broken thumb he suffered Sunday.
According to PFT, Mathieu hopes to return next week against the Kansas City Chiefs, though he did not return to Sunday's game after having his thumb broken during a tackle. Reports indicate it's more likely that Mathieu misses at least a couple weeks with the injury.
Mathieu has only started five games this season and has 28 tackles. He also has an interception and has recovered a fumble as well.
Mettenberger, Mathieu injured in Week 13
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