As of Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Tennessee Titans' Jared Cook (89) makes an 18-yard touchdown reception against Indianapolis Colts' Antoine Bethea (41) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee tight end Jared Cook has a torn right rotator cuff and Titans coach Mike Munchak says Cook, a North Gwinnett grad, will be placed on injured reserve for the final three games.
Cook caught an 18-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive in last Sunday's 27-23 loss to Indianapolis. But he hurt his shoulder catching a screen pass late in the third quarter.
The tight end ranks second with 44 catches and has 523 yards receiving. He will become the 15th player on injured reserve, and Munchak called it unfortunate.
Cook says the season-ending injury is a tough blow. He was honored Monday as the Titans' community man of the year for raising money for breast cancer research and exams in honor of his mother, Yulinda, a breast cancer survivor.