Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) is hit by Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said receiver Kenny Britt has a torn ACL in his right knee and will need season-ending surgery.
Munchak announced the results of an MRI exam Monday and said Britt also tore the MCL.
Britt caught a pass across the middle of the field in Sunday's game against the Broncos, a typically dangerous play for a wide receiver. Then he took a big hit from the Broncos Rahim Moore.
Kenny spun around and awkwardly landed on his right knee. He was in so much pain that he threw the ball towards a Bronco's defender.
The news couldn't come at a worse time for the Titans (2-1) who find themselves tied with Houston atop the AFC South with a two-game winning streak. The injury leaves Tennessee with four receivers, and team officials are looking for someone to fill the spot on the roster for Britt who ranks fifth in the NFL with 289 yards receiving.
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.
(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)