ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Tennessee Titans takes a snap behind Eugene Amano #54 of the Tennessee Titans at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Matt Hasselbeck Injury: Titans QB Expected To Start On Sunday

Despite splitting first team reps with Jake Locker, Matt Hasselbeck is on track to start for the Titans in Week 15.

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Matt Hasselbeck Injury Update: Titans QB Will Start Over Jake Locker On Sunday

The Tennessee Titans announced on Friday that QB Matt Hasselbeck will be their starting quarterback this Sunday when they travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts. Hasselbeck was a full participant in Friday's practice after sitting out practice on Wednesday and being limited on Thursday. Titans coach Mike Munchak said Hasselbeck looked good in practice and was able to do what was needed to show he is ready.

Hasselbeck hurt his left calf last Sunday in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints. Jake Locker came on in his place and aside from one play after a big hit, Locker was the QB the rest of the way. Locker completed 13 of 29 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown and almost brought the Titans back for the upset. Locker took most of the first team reps this week and will be available as his backup. If Hasselbeck suffers a setback between now and Sunday, Locker would get the start.

For more on the Matt Hasselbeck and the Titans, visit our Titans blog, Music City Miracles.

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Matt Hasselbeck Injury: Titans QB Questionable To Return

Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck left the field vs. the Saints with an injury to his left calf. Hasselbeck, who appeared to suffer a non-contact injury, is questionable to return, according to the Tennessee Titans official Twitter feed.

ESPN.com's AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky has more from the scene in Nashville:

Hasselbeck was hurt after a pass was batted in the air. Players chased it as it floated in the air and Hasselbeck got downfield a bit and ran in front of the play, unharrassed. He then hopped on one leg and went to the turf. The ball wound up falling incomplete. Titans Radio reported the team was trying to fit him with a brace on the sideline.

Titans rookie Jake Locker will step in at quarterback for Tennessee in the meantime. Since entering the game, Locker is 3 fot 6 for 51 yards and led the Titans to a field goal, their first score of the game.

For more on the Matt Hasselbeck and the Titans, visit our Titans blog Music City Miracles.

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