After the Tennessee Titans Week 10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, it was reported that the team believed starting quarterback Jake Locker had suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury. Locker had recently returned to the line up after a hip injury earlier in the year, but this injury was expected to be much worse.
Now, the Titans worst fear has been confirmed.
From Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean:
The #Titans will gain a roster spot by placing QB Jake Locker on Injured Reserve
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) November 12, 2013
Without Locker in the line up, the team will turn to back up Ryan Fitzpatrick as the new starter.
Locker has been injury-prone throughout his three seasons in the league, but he was beginning to vastly improve his game throughout the first few weeks of the season. Unfortunately, another string of injuries put an end to his hopes of breaking through and solidifying himself as the team’s No. 1 man under center.
We will have to see if he is able to return as the team’s starter next season.