Nashville, TN, United States (NewsBahn) – Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker’s right hip injury is not as serious as team officials first thought, according to reports.
Locker is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with the ailment instead of the 4-6 weeks it was thought he would sit.
“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 Titans said in a statement.
“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.”
Ryan Fitzpatrick will start behind center Sunday for the 3-1 Titans, who play the perfect 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs.