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Titans’ Locker Seen Missing 4-8 Weeks With Hip Injury, ESPN Says

Tennessee Titans Quarterback Jake Locker
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker was injured in a game after a hit from New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson. Photographer: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is seen missing four to eight weeks after he was carted off the field with an injured hip yesterday in the team’s 38-13 victory over the New York Jets, ESPN said.

Locker is undergoing tests, the network reported today citing unidentified people familiar with the 25-year-old’s treatment. Initial X-rays were negative and the team doesn’t believe the injury to be season-ending, according to the report.

Titans spokesman Robbie Bohren said in an e-mail that the team wouldn’t comment on Locker’s condition until coach Mike Munchak’s press conference this afternoon.

Locker was injured in the third quarter after a hit from Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson. Locker lay motionless on the field for several minutes before being removed on a motorized cart and taken to a hospital.

The Titans are 3-1, tied with the Indianapolis Colts for first in the American Football Conference South division. The team plays the Kansas City Chiefs (4-0), Seattle Seahawks (4-0) and defending National Football Conference-champion San Francisco 49ers (2-2) in their next three games before a bye week.

Locker has completed 62.2 percent of his passes this year for six touchdowns and no interceptions. Ryan Fitzpatrick will probably start in his absence.

To contact the reporters on this story: Eben Novy-Williams in New York at enovywilliam@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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