Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is recovering from a Lisfranc injury that ended his season early in November. He had surgery and is still in the process of recovering and will be in a walking boot for at least a few more weeks.
From the Nashville Tennessean:
Locker’s right leg was placed in a cast after surgery. He discarded his crutches in January and his foot was placed in a walking boot, which he must wear for a few more weeks. He still can’t put any weight on the foot.
Later this month, he’ll have a procedure to remove the hardware that was inserted during surgery. He hopes to start running shortly thereafter and take part in organized team activities in June. Doctors have been “encouraged” with his recovery, Locker said.
Locker needs to get healthy in order to compete for the starting job with a new coaching staff in place.
“You are competing for a job every day, whether you are announced the starter or not. So it doesn’t change how I approach day in and day out, and it won’t change how I go to practice. I am always pretending I am competing for a job because you are pushing yourself that way,” Locker said. “It is nice to know you have the support. … I have tried to do everything the right way since I have been here and work hard to help our team have success, and I am excited about that opportunity to do it again this year.”