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Titans QB Mettenberger has shoulder injury; Houston cornerback Joseph also injured

Tennessee Titans' Zach Mettenberger walks off the field after being hurt during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tennessee Titans' Zach Mettenberger walks off the field after being hurt during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

Tennessee quarterback Zach Mettenberger injured his shoulder against the Houston Texans and his return is questionable.

The rookie quarterback left the game when driven to the ground by J.J. Watt in the third quarter. On the series prior to the injury, Mettenberger threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Kendall Wright. Jake Locker replaced him and threw an interception on his first play.

Houston is missing cornerback Johnathan Joseph, whose return is questionable because of an Achilles injury. Joseph attempted to work the injury out on the sideline during the Titans' first series in the second half, but has not returned to the game.

His interception of Mettenberger in the first quarter led to Houston's second score.

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