Jake Locker suffered a nasty-looking shoulder injury during Sunday's loss to the Texans, and according to CBS Sports's Jason La Canfora, the team expects veteran backup and last year's starter Matt Hasselbeck to start this week vs. the Vikings.
La Canfora says Locker underwent an MRI on his shoulder on Monday and is expected “to miss at least a week or two recovering.” The full extent of the injury is unclear at this point.
While Hasselbeck certainly is a capable backup -- and in the right situation for the right team, probably could still be a successful starter -- the Titans were getting solid production from the second-year Locker.
He suffered a dislocated left shoulder in the season opener as well, but he threw for 378 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-41 win against the Lions in Week 3. Locker only attempted two passes Sunday before he was knocked out of the game, and the Tennessean posted after the game that the team worried that this left shoulder injury is worse than the previous one.
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