This upcoming Sunday was supposed to be a homecoming for Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker. Locker played his college ball at the University of Washington, and he was looking forward to returning to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. However, a hip injury suffered against the New York Jets has him both sidelined and disappointed:
It’s tough. I was really looking forward to having the opportunity to play there and be able to play in front of family and friends (The Seattle Times).
Locker’s father, Scott, expressed a similar sentiment:
A lot of people up here had marked this one on their calendars as soon as it came out. To have your hometown team and your kid’s team playing was kind of a special deal and there are a lot of us that are pretty disappointed that he’s not going to be out there.
Jake Locker’s trip back home won’t be entirely a bummer, though. The injured quarterback hopes to make a trip to the renovated Husky Stadium to watch his alma mater take on the Oregon Ducks.
[Source: The Seattle Times]