The Titans got the results of the MRI performed on quarterback Jake Locker’s left, non-throwing shoulder on Monday and they’ll be familiar to anyone who was paying attention when Locker hurt the same shoulder against the Patriots.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that Coach Mike Munchak said that the shoulder “popped out” when Locker got hit by Texans safety Glover Quin in the first quarter of Sunday’s 38-14 Titans loss. Munchak said that the MRI looked similar to the one performed after the Patriots game in that it revealed no structural damage to the shoulder. Locker’s status is day-to-day according to the coach.
Locker was able to play against the Chargers in Week Two after getting hurt against New England so it’s too soon for any decision about his ability to play against the Vikings on Sunday. If the similarity between the two injuries extend to recovery time, Locker will likely be back under center.
Locker’s status in practice later this week will give us a better idea about whether or not he’ll be in the lineup for that game. If not, the team could bring him back a week from Thursday against the Steelers.