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.