Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker says his surgically repaired left shoulder feels "normal" and he expects to be good to go for the organized team activities that await next week.
“That's kind of what I expected. I didn't expect to miss anything at this point,” Locker said via TitanInsider.com. “I think I'm 20 weeks in, or something like that. The way I looked at it was, if I wasn't ready to go, it was kind of on me that I didn't do what I was supposed to do to take care of my body. I expected to be here and not to miss anything.”
Locker first injured his non-throwing shoulder in the season opener last year and after a second dislocation missed five weeks of the 2012 season. Now, he is busy not only recovering, but also learning a new offense that will be more tailored to his skill set.
“We still have a lot of work to do and that's gonna be important for us the rest of these OTAs and mini-camps and then in fall camp,” Locker said. “There's gonna have to be an emphasis on continuing to study and continuing to mentally grind so that you're able to go out and compete at a high level and a fast speed. If we are able to do that, then this can be a really talented offense.”
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