Sep 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) is sacked by New York Jets linebacker Antwan Barnes (95) and linebacker Antwan Barnes (95) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Locker feels lucky that hip injury wasn’t worse


Sep 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) is taken from the field after an injury during the game against the New York Jets during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans received a big scare in Week 4 when starting quarterback Jake Locker went down with what looked to be a serious hip injury. However, since then we have learned that Locker suffered only a hip sprain that should keep him out of action for a few weeks but not end his season.

When speaking of his injury in a recent interview, Locker said that he feels very lucky to have avoided a serious injury.

Somebody is looking down on me, and I appreciate it,” Locker said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean.

The hits that injured Locker have been a hot topic of discussion, but the quarterback does not feel that Jets defenders Muhammad Wilkerson and Quinton Coples were acting maliciously or delivering dirty hits on the play that he was injured on despite the fines they received from the league.

“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.”

If all goes according to plan, the Titans should have Locker back by mid-November.

Before his injury, Locker was finally looking like the quarterback that the team had hoped he could be when they drafted him with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. There is no denying that Locker was having the best season of his career and it is good to hear that he will be able to return to the field this season and pick up where he left off.

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