Brown says blood leaking into knee

Updated: January 1, 2010, 3:35 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Tony Brown will miss Sunday's season finale against the Seattle Seahawks because of a knee problem.

Brown, who has five sacks, originally injured his quadriceps against the St. Louis Rams on Dec. 13. On Friday he said blood from that injury has leaked into the knee area, causing pain and swelling.

"It's just real stiff and the range of motion is really hard to get," Brown said. "I had to warm it up, but it's been stiff on me."

Brown said he hasn't been feeling like himself the past few games.

"I would definitely be hurting the team if I go out there and can't finish the game," he said.

Coach Jeff Fisher said it is possible Brown could need cleanup surgery after the season.

Meanwhile, center Kevin Mawae, recuperating from an elbow injury, practiced fully Friday and is probable to play Sunday. Cornerback Ryan Mouton was limited in practice and is questionable against Seattle.

Tackle Troy Kropog did not practice and is questionable with a calf injury.


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