Heading into the 2013 season, the Tennessee Titans were not highly touted. Jake Locker was thought of as a quarterback who could not be relied upon at this stage of his career, whether it be because of injuries or just plain ineffectiveness.
Locker proved all of his doubters wrong through the first three-plus games, however, throwing for 721 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. He also had 98 yards rushing and a touchdown on 15 carries. He finally looked as though he was coming into his own.
That was until he took a big hit in the third quarter of the Week 4 game from New York Jets‘ defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson. Locker could be seen holding his hip, clearly in noticeable pain and was then carted off the field.
According to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, Locker is currently at the hospital receiving an MRI on his injured hip. He also notes that the team does not believe his hip is dislocated, but that he is in a very large amount of pain.
This is obviously not good news at all if you are a Titans fan. Locker and the Titans were finally starting to click on all cylinders, despite not having an effective Kenny Britt on the field.
An injury like this could virtually wipe out all the momentum that Locker has built so far this season. If he is forced to miss any time which is not yet known, Ryan Fitzpatrick would have to step in while Locker is sidelined.