A Jake Locker injury has possibly hampered the Tennessee Titans impressive 3-1 start to the 2013 season. According to Sports Illustrated on Sept. 30, the injury sent locker to a local hospital for an MRI and evaluation.
Ever since he came to Tennessee, Locker has been a work-in-progress, He had a ton of raw talent, but had to learn to read the defenses and eliminate mistakes. He seemed to be taking that turn this season, and his solid beating of the New York Jets on Sunday proved he was coming into his own.
However, Locker left the game on a stretcher and an injury to his right hip. The injury came when Muhammad Wilkerson hit him high and Quinton Coples clipped him low.
Head coach Mike Munchak said that the prognosis on Locker's hip is encouraging, and the MRI is scheduled for Tuesday. He also said Locker suffered a minor knee injury on the same play and has an MCL sprain. He said the ligaments are intact and the hip is not dislocated.
The Jake Locker injury will keep him out the week five contest and new backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will start in his place against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. After taking over for Locker on Sunday, Fitzpatrick threw for 108 yards on three of eight attempts and a touchdown.