DeAndre Johnson has said he has “no regrets” after a game-ending concussion, but coach Mike Zimmer said that’s not what the veteran running back thought when he took a knee on the field in the second quarter of Sunday’s win over the Titans.
The Titans took the lead after a third-and-17 from the Tennessee 35-yard line with 1:25 left in the third quarter when running back DeMarco Murray caught a pass and ran it back for a touchdown.
Johnson took off his helmet and was immediately tackled by Titans safety Keanu Neal, who later went down with a head injury.
The ball was dropped after Neal’s helmet came off the ground.
Johnson said he had “no idea” the ball was going down.
Johnson was taken off the field by medical personnel and checked with an official, Zimmer said, adding that the team was unsure how Johnson sustained the injury.
After the game, Johnson said he wasn’t sure if he would be able to play the rest of the game.
“I just need to get through this game, man,” Johnson said.
“And I’ll be ready when the season starts.”
Johnson was placed on the physically unable to perform list after the game after missing four games with a concussion, the first since 2010.
The Titans released him after the season.