Jake Locker injury: Titans QB expected to miss Week 5

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After dislocating his shoulder during Week 4, Jake Locker will miss the Titans' game against the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday.

Tennesee Titans quarterback Jake Locker suffered a second dislocation of his non-throwing shoulder this season during his game against the Houston Texans last Sunday. As a result, Locker will miss the Titans' Week 5 road contest with the Minnesota Vikings.

According to a report in The Tennessean, Locker could miss multiple games.

The second-year quarterback first injured his shoulder in the Titans' season-opener against the New England Patriots on Sept. 9 trying to make a tackle. In last Sunday's game against the Texans, he suffered another dislocation after being sacked.

An MRI has shown no structural damage after his latest shoulder dislocation. Locker had been wearing a shoulder harness underneath his uniform since Week 1. Although rest is the immediate solution, this could be a recurring injury for Locker would mean he'd need surgery in order to make a full recovery.

The Titans play two games in the next 10 days -- Sunday at Minnesota and then Oct. 11 for a Thursday night game when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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