Titans call Jake Locker day-to-day with shoulder injury

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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.

7 responses to “Titans call Jake Locker day-to-day with shoulder injury

  1. Translation: Munchak is playing coy so that the Vikings can’t gameplan for Locker, who is going to start.

  2. Too bad about his health. It may not be his throwing shoulder but it still impacts his play.

    If he can get healthy I think the Titans have a very good QB on their hands. They need to give him a better OL and focus on the rest of the team, but he’s looked pretty good to me when healthy.

  3. This is the second game, That the Vikes will have to game plan for both QB’S to play!! But so far the Vikes have been ready either way!! Vikes keep flying under the radar baby!!

  4. This is nothing new – dating back to college, Locker can’t stay healthy and can’t win many games when he is.

    The Titans offense looks far better anytime Hasselbeck comes in. I understand why they made the decision to start Locker this year after drafting him so high, but it was the wrong move.

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