Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker
sat out a second consecutive practice Thursday due to an ailing right wrist,
putting his availability for this weekend’s game at Indianapolis squarely in
Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt hinted that Locker could miss Friday’s
practice as well, telling reporters after Thursday’s session that the oft-
injured signal-caller’s status for Sunday’s matchup against the Colts likely
won’t be determined until Saturday.
“I guess he’s got a shot until he doesn’t have a shot, that’s the best way to
look at it,” said Whisenhunt. “I know he’s studied the plan, we talk about it
on the practice field all the time. It’s a question of where he progresses
physically. I think we’ll know more (Friday).”
If Locker, who sustained the injury during last week’s 33-7 loss at Cincinnati
but played the entire game, cannot go, veteran Charlie Whitehurst will draw
his first start since 2011.
Locker struggled for a second straight week during Tennessee’s rout at the
hands of the Bengals, completing just 17-of-34 passes for 185 yards and two
interceptions. The embattled former first-round selection also was picked off
twice in a home loss to Dallas the previous Sunday.
The 26-year-old Locker has missed a total of 14 games over the previous two
seasons due to an assortment of injuries, most notably a dislocated left
shoulder and a foot problem that required surgery.