NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 9: Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans is helped up by the trainers after hurting his shoulder making a tackle during the season opener against the New England Patriots at LP Field on September 8, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Patriots defeated the Titans 34 to 13. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Jake Locker Injury: Titans QB Hurts Left Shoulder, Should Be Ready For Week 2

Jake Locker was hurt in Week 1 but the Titans are expecting him back in Week 2.

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Jake Locker Injury: Separated Shoulder, Expected To Be Ready In Week 2

Tennessee Titans starting quarterback Jake Locker is expected to play Sunday against the Chargers, despite suffering a separated left (non-throwing) shoulder last weekend.

The injury occurred after Locker threw an interception and was forced to chase down and tackle Patriots defender Patrick Chung.

Locker's separated shoulder is not believed to be serious, but he had an MRI on Monday to confirm the absence of structural damage.

He and Matt Hasselbeck will likely split time at practice, but the Titans believe that Locker will be Sunday's starter.

"If we still feel he can be productive, run around and do the things he needs to do to play the position, then we're going to be fine with him playing," said coach Mike Munchak. "If for some reason he's not able to do those things, then we won't put him in a position that he shouldn't be in."

The second-year QB out of Washington managed 23 completions, 229 yards, and a touchdown against the Patriots, but he also threw an interception and lost a fumble.

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Jake Locker Injury: Titans Expect Quarterback Back In Week 2

Losing your starting quarterback can be more devastating than losing a game in Week 1, and the Tennessee Titans had to deal with both on Sunday. Jake Locker was knocked out of the team's 34-13 loss to the New England Patriots.

While the injury is being described as a shoulder separation, fortunately for Tennessee, the injury came to Locker's non-throwing arm. Head coach Mike Munchak expects him to return in Week 2, according to The Tennessean.

"We assume he’ll be OK," Munchak said. "We’d rather him not go in there and tackle anybody, but he is so competitive I guess. He wanted to go back in … but we just wanted to make sure he got checked out before we did something like that. The way the game was at that point we thought we’d hold him out."

"Assuming that he’ll get checked out, he should be OK for next week."

The Titans will play at the San Diego Chargers next week.

If you want to keep an eye on the Titans to see how they rebound from this loss, Music City Miracles is your place.

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Jake Locker Injury: Titans QB Hurts Left Shoulder

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is out of the game and on the sideline with an apparent shoulder injury after he was injured while making a tackle on an interception. Matt Hasselbeck took Locker's place in the game for Tennessee. Here's the play that Locker hurt himself on:

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Trainers were attending to Locker's shoulder on the sideline and his return is listed as questionable. The Titans trail the Patriots 28-10 in the fourth quarter and may not wish to put Locker back in the game provided his is healthy enough to continue.

Locker had completed 23 of 32 passes for 229 yards to go along with a touchdown and an interception. Wide receiver Nate Washington was also hurt on the play and like Locker is also listed as questionable to return. The two hooked up earlier in the game for a 29-yard scoring strike which is the Titans only touchdown of the day.

For more in-depth coverage of this matchup, check out Patriots blog Pats Pulpit as well asTitans blog Music City Miracles.

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