Young injures thumb

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, Last Updated: 7:19 PM ET

NASHVILLE - Tennessee quarterback Vince Young left Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss against Washington with a right thumb injury and may need surgery for a torn flexor tendon, Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said.

Young, who also lost his starting job for his actions following the injury according to Fisher, left late in the third quarter after hitting his throwing hand on a helmet. He completed 12-of-16 passes for 165 yards before leaving.

Rookie Rusty Smith, who took over and threw for 62 yards on 3-of-9 passing, will assume the starting quarterback role.

"Vince tore a flexor tendon in his thumb and I was not satisfied with his ability to control the ball, so I stayed with Rusty," Fisher said. "He (Young) never came to me and said he was OK and wanted to go back in and I was told he was a obviously a little bit upset and I was also told he threw half of his uniform in the stands.

"I think clearly that's no way to respond and we have some things we need to sort out with him. He may need surgery and if that's the case, he's done for the year."


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