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Tests: No structural damage to Hasselbeck's elbow

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has no structural damage to his right forearm and elbow. Whether he plays against Tampa Bay will be determined by how comfortable the veteran is throwing the ball.

Coach Mike Munchak says Monday's tests were negative and Hasselbeck's injury is more of a muscle strain in the forearm.

Hasselbeck was hurt during the 23-17 loss in Atlanta when he hit his arm on a defender's helmet.

Munchak says Hasselbeck is sore and will be day to day for practice, though the coach isn't expecting the 13-year veteran to practice Wednesday.

If Hasselbeck cannot make all the throws, rookie Jake Locker would make his first career start for Tennessee (5-5). Locker threw his first two touchdowns trying to rally the Titans after Hasselbeck was injured.

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