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Titans sticking with Matt Hasselbeck if healthy

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The Tennessee Titans will take the field against the winless Indianapolis Colts on Sunday and even though it seems like a great opportunity to throw rookie quarterback Jake Locker out onto the field and give starter Matt Hasselbeck a break, the Tennessee Titans are planning to go with Hasselbeck if he is healthy enough, according to the Tennessean.

When Hasselbeck had to leave the game this past Sunday, Locker performed well against the New Orleans Saints, throwing one touchdown pass and scoring another on a 6-yard run. Hasselbeck, though, suffered a calf injury in the second quarter against the Saints and might not be ready to return by Sunday's game, the paper notes.

Still, the Titans are sticking with the 13-year vet. "They both give us a chance to win. I don't think there's any doubt," head coach Mike Munchak said, the Tennessean reports. "We've been saying it since Jake came in and showed how well he handled himself. But we have been talking about what Matt has been doing for us all season, and because of an injury now's not the time to make a change. If Matt is not healthy, that is another conversation. But if Matt is healthy and ready to roll, he'll be the guy."

The Tennessean notes that tests on the calf on Monday showed it to be only a mild strain.

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