By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck should make his fourth straight start Sunday against Indianapolis.
The veteran's play in leading Tennessee to fourth-quarter comebacks each of the past two games makes it easier for Jake Locker to take his time healing up his shoulder.
Locker injured his left, non-throwing shoulder Sept. 30 for the second time in four games. He just started throwing in practice last week, and Munchak said they would discuss the quarterback's status later Monday.
Munchak says they hope Locker returns "sooner than later" but that the quarterback's return depends on how quickly he progresses through each stage. Munchak says Locker will start when ready to play but the Titans (3-4) don't know when that will be right now.
Titans left tackle Michael Roos had surgery Monday morning to remove his appendix, and coach Mike Munchak says they will have to wait and see how quickly the tackle recovers before knowing if Roos will be available Sunday against Indianapolis.
Roos was sore before a 35-34 win at Buffalo, and Munchak said the tackle was checked with no symptoms. Roos started his 119th consecutive game and made the return flight home with no apparent problems. But Munchak says Roos had surgery Monday.
The tackle has started every game since being drafted in the second round in 2005 out of Eastern Washington. If he can't play, Mike Otto would get the start.
Munchak also says linebacker Zac Diles broke his right leg and most likely will go on injured reserve.
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