Tennessee receiver Kenny Britt has a torn ACL in his right knee and will need season-ending surgery.
Coach Mike Munchak announced the results of an MRI exam Monday and said Britt also tore the MCL.
The news couldn't come at a worse time for the Titans (2-1) who are tied with Houston atop the AFC South with a 2-game winning streak. The injury leaves Tennessee with four receivers, and team officials already are looking for someone to fill the spot on the roster.
Replacing Britt will not be easy. The first-round pick out of Rutgers in 2009 was off to the best start of his career with his 289 yards receiving ranked fifth in the NFL even though his knee buckled underneath him in the second quarter of Sunday's 17-14 win over Denver.
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