Team waiting for second opinion

Updated: October 28, 2003, 9:38 AM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE -- Rookie cornerback Andre Woolfolk's sprained left ankle could sideline him for the season, but coach Jeff Fisher said Monday the team will seek a second opinion.

That wasn't the only bad news for the Titans as they head into their bye week. Starting receiver Drew Bennett strained his left calf and may miss up to a month, but the Titans currently have seven receivers on the roster.

Woolfolk caught his left foot in a pile during the second half of Sunday's 30-17 victory over Jacksonville, and the game was delayed several minutes while trainers and a team doctor tended to him on the field. He later was carted off to the locker room.

The cornerback had an MRI, but results were not immediately available Monday. Fisher said the second opinion could come as soon as Wednesday.

``He has some extensive damage to his ankle. It may require surgery,'' Fisher said. ``That could be some time. That could be the season for him. We're going to kind of keep our fingers crossed and hope it's not as severe as we expect it to be.''

Under the best circumstances, Woolfolk would miss three to four weeks. He also sprained the big toe on the same foot in the preseason, which kept him out of the first two games of the season. Woolfolk has been the fifth defensive back in passing situations for the past six games.

Bennett currently is tied with tight end Erron Kinney as the team's second-leading receiver with 23 catches, and he is second on the team with 372 yards receiving.


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