Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker left yesterday’s game with a right foot injury, and he was immediately ruled out for the remainder of the game. Ryan Fitzpatrick came into the game and couldn’t get the Titans to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was initially reported by the Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt yesterday that Locker could be done for the year with a Lisfranc injury, and it sounds like a season-ending injury is the grim case for Locker and the Titans.
According to a source close to ESPN NFL Nation’s Paul Kuharsky, the Titans believe that there is a 99% change that Jake Locker is done for the season with a foot injury, but Kuharsky did not specify whether or not they believe he has a Lisfranc injury. If the Titans do indeed believe that Locker is done for the reason of the season, then that almost certainly means that Locker sprained his Lisfranc and need surgery. Wyatt reported yesterday that the Titans feared a Lisfranc sprain that necessitated surgery, and this latest report from ESPN means that nobody should expect to see Locker out there for the rest of the season.
It’s an extremely tough blow for the Titans, and hopefully Fitzpatrick can play well and limit his mistakes, because turnovers are definitely an inevitability with Fitzpatrick under center. Locker must have really suffered a nasty injury, because he is one of the toughest quarterbacks in the game and showed it by returning way earlier than expected from a severe hip injury earlier this season. Locker may be tough, but the quality starter is starting to earn himself the dreaded “injury-prone” tag.