Jake Locker’s left shoulder has been popped back into place twice this season, and now it’s just a matter of time before the inevitable happens — another traumatic episode and, eventually, surgery.
That’s the opinion of a renowned Nashville doctor who specializes in the treatment of shoulder dislocations like those the Titans quarterback suffered over the first four games.
The first occurred in the season opener against the Patriots on Sept. 9 when Locker made a tackle. The second happened against the Texans on Sunday when he was sacked.
An MRI revealed no structural damage, coach Mike Munchak said Monday. Locker didn’t miss a start after the previous popping-out of his non-throwing shoulder.
Locker is expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Vikings after re-injuring the shoulder, however, and indications are he could miss multiple games.