During the first quarter of their week four matchup, the Houston Texans weren’t messing around. They were going to show the Tennessee Titans who rules the AFC South, and they did a number on starting quarterback Jake Locker in the first quarter.
After getting hit hard by J. J. Watt, Locker immediately went down and would not move his left shoulder. He was able to walk off the field on his own but favored his arm, holding it near his chest. Locker would not return to the game.
This is an old injury for Locker, he originally injured the left shoulder in the home opener against the New England Patriots, re-aggravating it though yesterday in Houston. Fortunately for Tennessee, Locker had an MRI today and the results determined that there is no structural damage and that the shoulder just popped out of place to pop right back in.
It takes a lot to prove to an NFL team that you are capable of becoming a starting quarterback and captain for a team, but to consistently be injured is nerve-racking.
Reports are saying that Locker is even more sore now then he was originally when he injured it. He is listed as day to day but not yet listed on any kind of injury report. If need be veteran Matt Hasselbeck will be fully capable to take over, as he lead the team prior to Locker being drafted. Rookie Rusty Smith is also still out due to injury.
The Titans will look to try and turn their season around in week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings. They are on the road again so hopefully that doesn’t have any worse effect on them. The Titans have now given up over 30 points in all four games this season, including their 44-41 win over the Detroit Lions. They really cannot afford another loss.