Vince Young faces thumb surgery

Updated: November 30, 2010, 2:48 AM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vince Young is getting his right thumb repaired the Titans quarterback has announced on Twitter.

Young was placed on injured reserve last week, two days after tearing the flexor tendon in the thumb of his throwing hand. He tweeted Monday afternoon that he was about to have surgery and asked for prayers. He also thanked followers for love and support.

Asked about the surgery, Titans coach Jeff Fisher says his understanding is that Young was having the procedure. Fisher says the Titans were told the surgery was season-ending, so he assumes that means five-to-eight weeks of recovery. The thumb must be immobilized with the tendon reattached with pins.


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