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Jake Locker won’t need hip surgery

Jake Locker AP

The Titans got some unexpected good news Tuesday, and may not be missing their quarterback as long as initially feared.

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, the Titans confirmed that Jake Locker won’t need surgery to repair the hip injury suffered Sunday, and will miss a few weeks with hip and knee injuries.

While there was some initial speculation that Locker might be headed to the injured reserve/designated for return list, an absence of just a few weeks would lead them to keeping him on the 53-man roster.

They’re still looking for a backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick, but the good news is that’ll be a short-term fix rather than an eight-week need.

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21 Responses to “Jake Locker won’t need hip surgery”
  1. bcfalcon says: Oct 1, 2013 2:44 PM

    Thank God! Locker seemed to finally mesh with his offense for the first time. I loved watching him at Washington and hopefully he has a very speedy recovery!

  2. wearethesteelers says: Oct 1, 2013 2:47 PM

    That’s too bad.

  3. jtbaudendistel says: Oct 1, 2013 2:51 PM

    Locker. So hot right now

  4. baily67 says: Oct 1, 2013 2:52 PM

    haters wearethesteelers. worry about your own suffering team

  5. shadowcell says: Oct 1, 2013 3:01 PM

    Good to hear. Locker was finally starting to get a groove going.

  6. jaglazer says: Oct 1, 2013 3:08 PM

    I seem to remember reading somewhere that that Josh Freeman fellow was available for trade… wasn’t he supposed to be a young hotshot QB?

  7. drstrangehawk says: Oct 1, 2013 3:09 PM

    Sorry about Mountlake Jake. Really wanted to see him when the Titans come to Seattle on the 13th of this month. Was going to ware his Husky jersey under my Hawks jersey.
    Get well Jake. Come back and pull the Titans into the playoffs.

  8. tennesseeoilers says: Oct 1, 2013 3:11 PM

    This kid is just beginning to come into his own. For Titans fans watching those first four games, it’s exciting to see those flashes of brilliance come with increasing regularity–and you still get the sense he has a long way to go … that there’s so much more yet to be tapped. Even now, he’s ranked Top 5 this season in both Passer Rating and Total QBR. And the fact he and Peyton Manning are the only starters without an interception? … Priceless. … Hurry back, Jake!

  9. ufanforreal says: Oct 1, 2013 3:12 PM

    As a colts fan I’m glad to see it wasn’t as bad as feared, like the competition in the division to be as good as possible.
    He is looking like he may be what the Titans been needing in QB for some time.

  10. titansrbeast says: Oct 1, 2013 3:14 PM

    Werethesteelers, it’s too bad we didn’t snap your fat ugly rapist QB when we sacked him 5 times… Oh well, maybe next time.

  11. drstrangehawk says: Oct 1, 2013 3:16 PM

    Pay no attention to wearethesteelers. He’s a trolling tool. All over this site spewing his “What we used to be” nonsense. Eat a cheesecake or what ever it is you guys eat in Pittsburgh.

  12. eatitfanboy says: Oct 1, 2013 3:29 PM

    I guess it got missed because it didn’t involve the head (which is apparently the only body part the league cares about), but the Jets defender on that play took a good three full steps after Locker threw the ball before blasting him. It was clearly a penalty but wasn’t called.

    It’s a shame that a guy showing so much promise early in the season is going to miss significant time due to a hit that should never have been made.

  13. titansbro says: Oct 1, 2013 3:35 PM

    Good news

  14. thefox61 says: Oct 1, 2013 3:38 PM

    This great news! He was finally showing his potential and he gets hurt on a weird play. When I the replay I thought it was his knee or ankle. Glad it’s not too serious and he will be back soon.
    He’s going to be a great QB for the Titans. He was the QB I was hoping my Seahawks were going to draft 3 years ago when the Titans snatched him away. He’s had rough start to his career but seemed to start coming into his own this year (finally). Get well soon Jake!

  15. blue6eyed6devil says: Oct 1, 2013 3:56 PM

    eatitfanboy says: Oct 1, 2013 3:29 PM

    I guess it got missed because it didn’t involve the head (which is apparently the only body part the league cares about), but the Jets defender on that play took a good three full steps after Locker threw the ball before blasting him. It was clearly a penalty but wasn’t called.

    gotta be a titans fan. full 3 steps my foot. try about a step and a half . borderline at best

  16. baily67 says: Oct 1, 2013 4:38 PM

    I just watched it and it’s 2 steps easily.

  17. paychrisjohnson28 says: Oct 1, 2013 4:58 PM

    Go Jake Locker Go!

    Take the Titans to the playoffs and then the Super Bowl!

    The window of winning in the NFL closes quickly !

  18. headonaswivel says: Oct 1, 2013 5:25 PM

    Two bits of good news:

    Locker isn’t hurt as badly as initially feared and will be back shortly leading the Titans on a playoff push and…

    The Steelers are still 0-4

  19. phukurmouf says: Oct 1, 2013 5:55 PM

    Greg williams n the revamped titans D is being grossly over looked this year.

  20. mikeh3875 says: Oct 1, 2013 7:45 PM

    Great news.At first feared it could be much worse.Locker will come back stronger than ever.At the time of his injury he was ranked the fifth best QB.

  21. dodohead418 says: Oct 2, 2013 4:49 AM

    The NFL expert is wrong, let’s have his head!

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