Quarterback Marcus Mariota is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday on his fractured right fibula, the Tennessee Titans announced today.
The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner is expected to require four to five months for recovery and be ready for organized team activities before training g camp opens in July, head coach Mike Mularkey told reporters.
Mariota suffered the injury after being sacked from behind by defensive tackle Sheldon Day in the third quarter of Saturday’s 38-17 loss at Jacksonville.
The surgery is scheduled to take place in Charlotte, N. C. and be performed by Dr. Robert B. Anderson, a past president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He has served as a team physician for the Carolina Panthers and been a “consultant to numerous collegiate and professional teams” according to to the OrthoCarolina website.
Mularkey described Mariota as “upbeat here today,’’ on the Titans website. “He understands the circumstances. He is disappointed. He is really disappointed he couldn’t finish the game, the guy is such a competitor. It wasn’t about the injury, it was about not being able to finish the game with his teammates. But I felt like he was upbeat today when he came in.,” Mularkey said.