Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker will undergo foot surgery on Wednesday and expects to be back in time for the beginning of training camp next season, according to ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky:
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) November 18, 2013
Locker suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury in his foot during a Week 10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“I expect to be able to be back by the beginning of camp next year, no problem,” he said. “I hope to be able to participate in some of the OTA stuff. I’m going to do everything I can to get back on the field and quick as I can after the surgery.”
Unfortunately for Locker, this wasn’t the first major injury he’s suffered in his young NFL career. Injuries have kept Locker from providing that stability so far in his career, and in two years as the starter, he’s suffered three separate injuries that will cost him a total of 14 of a possible 32 regular season games.
As you can imagine, it’s earned him the dreaded injury-prone label:
“I’ve been injured the last two years so I couldn’t argue with anyone that wanted to say that,” Locker said. “But like I said, I’m going to do everything I can to get back and get healthy. I’ve felt to this point that I’ve always done everything that I can to prepare myself physically to be as healthy and strong as I possibly could. Unfortunately it’s just a few freak deals that I’ve had.
“I definitely hope this doesn’t continue that way. I’m going to do everything that I can to try to prevent that.”