Jake Locker’s second MRI today reveals no damage to the hip joint and socket, and the injury is being classified as a sprained hip.
The Titans released an official statement on Locker’s condition Tuesday afternoon.
“We received reassuring reports from the second MRI today and they confirmed that there was no major damage to Jake Locker’s hip joint – it is classified as a sprained hip. The area will need time to heal and strengthen, but he won’t require surgery and he has already begun a rehab routine for both his hip and knee. We certainly would expect him to miss a few weeks, but we are encouraged by the news today,” the statement said.
Locker has already been declared out for this week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and a best-case scenario is probably a return following the Titans bye week on Oct. 27.
In the meantime, Ryan Fitzpatrick will take over at quarterback as the Titans decide what to do about a backup quarterback. They worked out David Carr and John Skelton on Tuesday and have Rusty Smith on the practice squad.