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Titans’ Young suffers hand bruise

August 24, 2006

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— Vince Young gave the Tennessee Titans - and himself - a scare Wednesday when the back of his throwing hand slammed against a helmet during practice.

Young was examined on the field, then walked off for X-rays and did not return to practice. Coach Jeff Fisher said he wasn't too concerned, because the preliminary examination on the field indicated only a bruise.

"He's going to be all right. X-rays were negative," Fisher said. "He's going to have a sore hand, and we haven't ruled him out for the game."

The Titans will play host to Atlanta on Saturday.

Young said he would test his hand today to see if he could grip and squeeze a ball. The sound of his hand crashing against the helmet and the resulting sting worried the No. 3 pick overall in last April's draft.

"It scared me a whole lot just hearing the sound effect. The hit and hearing it pop a little bit," Young said. "It's all right though."

Fisher said it was the first time the Titans had a quarterback hit a hand on a helmet in eight years. Young also jammed a thumb a couple of weeks ago.

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