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Jake Locker injury: Titans unsure when QB will return

The Tennessee Titans do not know when quarterback Jake Locker will be available to return from a shoulder injury.

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The Tennessee Titans are still unsure if injured quarterback Jake Locker will be able to return from a shoulder injury in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears.

Coach Mike Munchak was asked about Locker's status after Tennessee's 19-13 Week 8 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and Munchak was non-committal. He told The Tennessean:

"I don't know yet. We'll have to see. He'll get re-examined again this week."

Locker dislocated his left shoulder twice in the first four weeks of the season and has been inactive since Week 4. He was limited in practice the past few weeks.

Locker played pretty well before the injury, throwing for 781 yards and four touchdowns on 63.2 percent passing in three-plus games. Veteran Matt Hasselbeck has performed admirably in Locker's absence, winning two games and throwing for 1,167 yards in nearly five full games of action.

Despite Hasselbeck's solid play, it's almost certain that Locker will be the starter whenever he's able to come back from his injury.