Tennessee Titans linebacker Gerald McRath (51) tackles New Orleans Saints running back Joique Bell (20) during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. (AP Photo)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans linebacker Gerald McRath will have season-ending surgery to repair a partially torn patella tendon in his left knee.
The three-year veteran tried to play through the injury in during training camp, but coach Mike Munchak said Sunday that McRath had decided to have the surgery.
McRath said he aggravated his knee August 6 when the Titans practiced against Atlanta in Georgia. The linebacker had tried not practicing to rest his knee, but he said he couldn't run well and didn't want to hold back his teammates.
The Titans drafted the 6-foot-3, 228-pound McRath in the fourth round out of Southern Mississippi in 2009. He played on special teams and in passing situations on defense in 2011.
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