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Locker could only miss three games

10/1/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A second MRI revealed Jake Locker's got a sprained right hip to go with his sprained MCL in his right knee.

That's probably as good an evaluation as possible.

The team said he'd miss a few weeks. I expect that means he misses the next three games -- against Kansas City, at Seattle and against San Francisco.

The Titans then have a bye week.

Locker will have had 31 days to recover if he returns Oct. 30 when the Titans begin to prepare for their Nov. 3 game at St. Louis. Hopefully he'll be ready to return at that point.

The Titans will have to make a roster move to create room for a backup quarterback in the meantime. I still think promoting Rusty Smith from the practice squad is the most likely scenario.

The Titans tried out some veterans Tuesday, and David Carr and John Skelton are the two names that have been reported.