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Young had just stepped back and thrown a pass when he started walking to the sideline and laid down on the ground. A trainer and a doctor checked out his knee. They wrapped ice around the knee, then Young left practice early, gingerly walking out of the indoor practice field.
The quarterback originally hurt his knee during last week's 27-17 loss at Indianapolis and had been trying to push through practice. He was tended inside the building and not seen in the locker room while reporters were in the room. Fisher said he expects Young to play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams (1-11).
"At this point, I'm no more concerned about Vince than I am the other guys trying to work themselves back into health," Fisher said.
Young is 4-1 as a starter since taking over the job from veteran Kerry Collins at the end of October. The Titans (5-7) need to win out to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. Collins finished practice, and Fisher jokingly said that the veteran had been busy deer-hunting rather than attending meetings and practices.
Collins had warmed up in Indianapolis in case he was needed, but Young finished the game.
"If I'm needed to play, I'll be ready to go," Collins said. "It hasn't been that long since I played really. As far as my preparation and stuff, I haven't done anything different since we made the switch."
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