Titans quarterback Jake Locker is walking on his own, even if it’s with a limp.
He didn’t think he was so fortunate when he was hit last week.
“Somebody is looking down on me, and I appreciate it,” Locker said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean.
Locker will miss several weeks while the sprained hip heals, but he won’t need surgery, and they’re hoping he’s back around the time they return from a bye week to face the Rams on Nov. 3.
While Jets defenders Muhammad Wilkerson and Quinton Coples were fined for the hits that led to the injury, Locker said he didn’t think there was anything dirty about them.
“I didn’t feel like that on the field, and after watching it, you know, it wasn’t anything malicious,” Locker said. “I kind of got bounced into the second guy. I didn’t feel like they were out to get me, no.”
The good news for the Titans is that he should be back in a month or so. During a 3-1 start, Locker was beginning to show progress, and signs he was the quarterback they needed.