Tennessee Titans uber-athletic rookie wide receiver Justin Hunter had an unfortunate outing in the Titans Thursday night loss to the Indianapolis Colts, as he departed from the game in the fourth quarter after being held without a catch. In fact, the play on which he suffered the head injury constituted his first target of the game from veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.
It’s unclear as to whether or not Hunter suffered a concussion, but respected Titans beat writer Terry McCormick tweeted out that Hunter was evaluated for a possible concussion. It was certainly a rough game for Hunter due to both the injury and the fact that he only received one target, and let’s just hope that the Tennessee Volunteers product didn’t suffer a concussion. If he did, though, the good news is that the Titans are on a long week before facing the Oakland Raiders, which should be a nice matchup for Hunter.
Even though Hunter has only seven reception this season, two of them are touchdown catches (one in each of his first two games), and he is also averaging over 17 yards per reception. He hasn’t received many opportunities to show his talent, but Hunter has flashed when given the targets. He’s a big, athletic, explosive player, and he has a bright future ahead of him. Last night’s game brought an end to his two-game streak of two receptions in a game, as he had 51 receiving yards in the loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.