Thursday, December 15, 2011

Matt Hasselbeck, Jake Locker both miss Titans practice

Rusty Smith was the only quarterback at Titans practice on Wednesday.
Matt Hasselbeck sat out with the calf injury that forced him out of Sunday’s loss to the Saints and Jake Locker missed the session with a sore chest courtesy of a hit he sustained after replacing Hasselbeck. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that Locker is expected back on Thursday, but the outlook for Hasselbeck is a bit cloudier.
“There’s been a lot of Wednesdays where he hasn’t practiced because of soreness,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “As far as how he’s doing, there is no emergency before Friday until we see where he is at. Can he play? Can he not play? Right now I am assuming he is playing until we see otherwise.”
If Hasselbeck can’t go, Locker will likely make his first NFL start against the Colts. The Titans are still breathing in the playoff race, but will likely need to win out while getting help to grab a Wild Card berth.

author:  Josh Alper

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