Sep 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) is carried off the field on a stretcher in a game against the New York Jets during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Jets 38-13. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans Twitter Talk: Is Fitzpatrick Ready For Challenge?

And with that, Tennessee Titans fans have let out a sigh of relief following this news that broke on Tuesday.

On Sunday, quarterback Jake Locker was carted off the field with what looked like an injury that could potentially end his season—if not his career. However, an ample amount of testing has proven that Locker has a hip sprain with no torn ligaments. He also did not suffer a dislocation. Bottom line: he should be back within the next few weeks.

Many people think Locker could be back after the team’s bye week, slated for the end of October. However, it’s hard to ignore the fact that the surging Titans will need to go without him against the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. In Week 5, they’ll face an undefeated Chiefs team that’s intent on continuing its streak.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will start the next couple of games for the Titans with quarterback Rusty Smith playing backup. Some fans have already hit the panic button, but it’s worth noting that Fitzpatrick has been in the league for almost a decade. The veteran used to be the starter for the Buffalo Bills, and his experience will enable him to guide the team in the direction of victory in the coming weeks.

The only question is whether the rest of the squad will follow his lead.

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