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Second MRI confirms hip sprain for Titans’ Locker

FILE -- This Aug. 8, 2013 file photo shows Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) passing as offensive guard Chance Warmack (70) blocks Washington Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins (99) in a preseason NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Locker isn't competing to be Tennessee's starting quarterback this training camp. He is working to improve, and now he has a chance to show how he can bounce back after his worst practice of camp where he was intercepted three times and only got lucky a linebacker dropped what would have been a fourth. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File) Photo: Associated Press/(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Second MRI confirms hip sprain for Titans’ Locker

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – A second MRI taken on the injured right
hip of Tennessee Titans starting quarterback Jake Locker confirmed no major
damage.

“We received reassuring reports from the second MRI today and they confirmed
that there was no major damage to Jake Locker’s hip joint — it is classified
as a sprained hip,” read a statement released by the Titans on Tuesday.

According to the statement, Locker will not need to undergo the knife and he
will miss a few weeks.

“The area will need time to heal and strengthen, but he won’t require surgery
and he has already begun a rehab routine for both his hip and knee. We
certainly would expect him to miss a few weeks, but we are encouraged by the
news today.”

Locker was injured during Sunday’s win over the Jets when he was dropped by
Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson moments after making a throw.

Before getting injured, Locker was in the midst of his best game as a pro,
completing 18-of-24 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns to open a
sizeable lead for the Titans, who improved to 3-1 on the season.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will become the team’s starter. He filled in under center on
Sunday and threw for a touchdown and 108 yards.

The Titans host the 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs this coming Sunday.

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