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Marcus Mariota to have leg surgery on Wednesday

Marcus Mariota will have surgery on his broken leg Wednesday in Charlotte, head coach Mike Mularkey said Monday.

Mariota's operation will include the insertion of a plate in his leg to fix a fractured fibula suffered in a 38-17 loss to the Jaguars. Mariota's recovery process will be four to five months long, and the Titanshope to have Mariota back in time for organized team activities, Mularkey added.

Mariota's season comes to a disappointing early finish. The second-year passer had the Titans in playoff contention through Week 16, but his injury sunk their comeback hopes and, with the loss, their postseason aspirations.

Tennessee saw Houston clinch the AFC South with a win on Saturday night. Matt Cassel will quarterback the Titans in Mariota's place in the final week of the season. Alex Tanneywas signed from the practice squad to provide depth.

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