NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans running back Javon Ringer is wearing a device designed to draw infection from his left elbow and will keep it on until Monday to make sure he fully heals.
Ringer was hospitalized on Sept. 8 after the arm swelled. He has no idea how the infection started, though doctors said a scratch likely became infected. The backup running back got out of the hospital Wednesday and discussed his medical scare Friday in the locker room.
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"I was OK until I heard that I could have lost my arm," Ringer said. "That kind of let me know that, wow, this is kind of serious."
"He won't even talk about his shoulder," Munchak said. "He feels good, and he's moving forward. I don't think in his mind, it will be a factor at all in this game."
Wide receiver Nate Washington is questionable after missing a third straight practice with a bruised leg injured in a jarring hit in the opening loss to New England.
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