Tennessee star aggravates bruise
"This is not going to heal in one or two weeks if I continue to go out there and play," McNair said. "I don't want to sit, but if I have to that's fine. We'll have to discuss that when we get to the evaluation. If I can't go out there and perform I'm not going to play."
McNair underwent a CT scan Monday and is considered day-to-day.
Before being replaced by Billy Volek, McNair was hurt on the first play of the second quarter. McNair, who was 2-for-5 for 2 yards, walked slowly off the field with a grimace after lying on the turf for a few minutes.
On an incomplete pass intended for Derrick Mason, McNair was brought down by the Vikings' rush and apparently hurt in the pile.
"I had a hard time breathing, and it spasmed up again," McNair said, who complained of stiffness and shortness of breath after the game. "As soon as I landed on the ground, I knew I was out."
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