Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt confirmed that starting LT Michael Roos will undergo surgery on his right knee and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season.
#Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt confirms Michael Roos will have surgery on his injured knee.
— Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) October 9, 2014
Roos previously said he was hopeful that this injury wouldn’t keep him out for an extended period of time, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
According to Wyatt, first-round pick Taylor Lewan will replace Roos in the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.
- According to Caplan, there is no timetable as of now for how long Roos could be out following the procedure.
Losing Roos for any period of time would be a serious blow to the Titans offensive line, even though they did use their first-round pick on Taylor Lewan.
Michael Oher continues to start at right tackle, but has struggled for the most part this season, so it will be interesting to see is Lewan starts for the Titans at left tackle this weekend.
Roos, 31, is entering the final year of his six-year $43 million contract. He has a $6.625 million base salary for the 2014 season, but he still carries significant value, as he has proven to be a durable and effective lineman.
Pro Football Focus has Roos rated as the No. 16 overall offensive tackle in the league with positive grades in both run and pass-protection.
We’ll have more regarding Roos’ injury and potential timetable as the news is available.