There was a scary scene on Sunday afternoon when the Tennessee Titans watched their starting quarterback Jake Locker taken off the field on a straightboard. Locker was having an impressive season, before he took the big hit and awkward fall that resulted in what appeared to be a significant hip injury.
The good news for the Titans, however, is that the injury is not expected to be season-ending.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter had the report.
Tennessee still awaiting more tests on Jake Locker’s injured hip, but belief is he could miss four to eight weeks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 30, 2013
It is still obviously significant time and could make Titans fans feel uneasy about the season now that they have to roll with Ryan Fitzpatrick, but at least he can be back for the final stretch of the season.
If Fitzpatrick can keep the team on the current track they are in, then Locker could return just in time to help the team on their playoff run.