Andy Levitre TEN 8 Months

Titans LG Andy Levitre underwent an appendectomy on Thursday, and will be sidelined two weeks.

In a vacuum, it's a minor issue, but it sets Levitre further behind after he missed the Titans' entire offseason program as he recovered from hip surgery. He'll be up against it to get in shape for Week 1. That being said, Levitre has yet to miss a game since being the No. 51 overall pick of the 2009 draft. He should be ready for the opener.

Andy Levitre TEN 10 Months

Titans LG Andy Levitre (hip surgery) has been limited to individual drills in OTAs.

Injury is wiping out Levitre's offseason for the second time in as many years as a Titan, but he expects to be 100 percent for Week 1. Levitre started all 16 games a season ago, turning in a solid first year in Tennessee.

Andy Levitre TEN 11 Months

Titans LG Andy Levitre (hip surgery) and C Brian Schwenke (ankle scope) are expected to resume practicing by late May.

Levitre and Schwenke are sitting out this week's voluntary workouts, but are both progressing on schedule. They'll be 100 percent well ahead of training camp.

Andy Levitre TEN 11 Months

Titans LG Andy Levitre (hip surgery), C Brian Schwenke (ankle scope) and SLB Akeem Ayers (knee surgery) will not participate in next week's OTAs.

It's the first we've head of Levitre since he underwent a "minor" clean-up procedure in January. There's been nothing to suggest he won't be ready for training camp, however. Schwenke should be ready to go some time next month, while Ayers' timeline is unknown.

Andy Levitre TEN Oct 13 '792 Comments

Titans LG Andy Levitre will have a minor clean-up procedure on his hip.

It sounds like a scope, meaning Levitre should be healthy long before 2014 training camp. The $46 million acquisition was very solid in his first year as a Titan, playing just about every snap in all 16 games and shining as a run blocker.

Andy Levitre TEN May 06 '79

Titans LG Andre Levitre practiced with the starters on the first day of training camp.

Levitre endured knee soreness following a scope throughout the spring. He admits he's not a full-go yet, but avoided the active/PUP list. Levitre signed a six-year, $46.8 million contract in the offseason that made him the league's fourth highest paid guard, behind only Carl Nicks, Logan Mankins, and Jahri Evans.

Andy Levitre TEN Mar 29 '79

Titans LG Andy Levitre (knee soreness) will be limited to individual drills in minicamp.

As will RT David Stewart (broken leg). The Titans' meal ticket road paver hasn't gotten in any team reps since signing his six-year, $46.8 million deal, and is questionable for the beginning of training camp. The Titans' entire offseason "plan" will go up in smoke if Levitre isn't ready for Week 1, but there's been nothing to suggest that will be the case.

Andy Levitre TEN Mar 22 '79

Titans LG Andy Levitre (knee soreness) resumed individual work in minicamp on Tuesday.

It was his first practice of any kind in a Titans uniform. The key will be returning to team drills, but it's a promising sign ahead of training camp. Levitre has been dealing with soreness in his right knee, which he had scoped in January. It would be a disaster for Tennessee if Levitre wasn't ready for Week 1, so he figures to be brought along slowly in camp.

Andy Levitre TEN Mar 15 '79

Titans LG Andy Levitre (knee soreness) could resume "light individual work" next week.

Levitre is dealing with soreness in his right knee, which he had scoped in January. It would be a worrisome sign for the Titans if a player they gave a six-year, $46.8 million deal on the opening day of free agency isn't ready for training camp, but for now his absence appears mostly precautionary. Chris Johnson's 2013 fate could rely on the health of his new left guard.

Andy Levitre TEN Mar 13 '79

Titans LG Andy Levitre is battling lingering soreness in his surgically repaired right knee.

Levitre had the right knee scoped in January. He had his left knee scoped during the 2011 season. Levitre, whom Tennessee made one of the NFL's highest paid guards, admits his latest recovery is going "a little bit slower than I thought." Selfishly, we hope Levitre recovers soon so that the Titans' line can play at full strength, leaving Chris Johnson fresh out of excuses for not running hard.