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Report: Hits On Locker Might Cost Jets’ Wilkerson And Coples Some Cash

Tennessee Quarterback Expected To Miss Anywhere From 4 To 8 Weeks
Titans quarterback Jake Locker is carted off the field after suffering an injury against the Jets at LP Field on Sept. 29, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Titans quarterback Jake Locker is carted off the field after suffering an injury against the Jets at LP Field on Sept. 29, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — They weren’t flagged on the play, but Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson and outside linebacker Quinton Coples may be fined for the hits that knocked Tennessee quarterback Jack Locker out of Sunday’s game, ESPN reported Monday.

Locker was having his way with the Jets, throwing three touchdown passes, before going down with 11:14 left in the third quarter. He was first hit in the chest by Wilkerson after throwing an incomplete pass, then popped by Coples. He grabbed at his right hip as he went to the ground and was taken from the field on a cart before being loaded into an ambulance.

Locker stayed overnight in a Nashville hospital, The Associated Press reported.

Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced Locker and preserved Tennessee’s 38-13 victory.

No penalties for roughing the quarterback were called, but according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the league is still considering some sort of disciplinary action against Wilkerson and Coples, likely fines.

According to various reports, initial tests on Locker came back negative for serious injury, but he is expected to miss anywhere from four to eight weeks.

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