Jake Locker’s injured left shoulder won’t allow him to play this week when the Tennessee Titans go against the Minnesota Vikings, according to a league source.
Locker suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter against the Houston Texans on Sunday and spent the remainder of the game with his left arm in a sling.
It is the second time this season that the shoulder has been dislocated, as he originally suffered the injury against the New England Patriots in the season opener, but returned to practice and played in the following game against the San Diego Chargers.
Locker’s injury appears to be much more severe this time around, and the Titans will take the prudent course of action and hold him out this week against the Vikings. Locker's shoulder condition was said to be "not great" regarding his most recent injury.
The 1-3 Titans are poised to go with veteran Matt Hasselbeck this week, and also have a short week the following week with a Thursday night game at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.