Wycheck to miss New England game

Updated: October 3, 2003, 8:38 PM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck will not play against the New England Patriots on Sunday, but he can expect to play again this season, according to an independent examination.

Wycheck, who has missed the last three games because of continuing problems with a concussion sustained in the preseason, rejoined the team Friday after spending Thursday in Pittsburgh to undergo tests.

"We got some mixed results, some good and some that would suggest there's a concern," coach Jeff Fisher said. "They recommended that we shut him down for five to seven days before we pick up any activity, so that's going to be our approach."

Wycheck sustained his latest concussion -- he estimates he's had approximately 10 in his career -- on the opening play of a preseason game against Buffalo on Aug. 16.

He missed the final two preseason contests and then was pulled from the regular-season opener against Oakland when symptoms resurfaced.

In eight previous seasons with the Titans he missed just one game. That was last season due to a concussion.

He is the franchise's fourth all-time leading receiver with 466 catches and needs 11 more (he caught 23 passes with Washington from 1993-94) to become the fourth tight end in NFL history with 500 career receptions.

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