Titans quarterback Jake Locker continues to make strides on the comeback-from-injury trail.

The fourth-year pro recently had surgery to remove the hardware in his right foot, which was surgically repaired following a Lisfranc injury last season. He’s out of a walking boot and has moved into a different stage in his rehabilitation.

“Surgery went really well. Foot feels awesome and rehab is up and rolling,” Locker said Thursday via text. “Doctors were happy with how things looked so (I’m) just continuing to follow that trend.”

Locker suffered the injury on Nov. 10 during a game against the Jaguars, had surgery shortly thereafter and the foot was placed in a cast. He discarded his crutches in January in favor of the walking boot, which he was still wearing earlier this month. Now he’s in regular shoes.

He hopes to take part in organized team activities in June.

Locker has missed 14 of a possible 32 starts over the last two seasons because of injuries. In addition to the seven games he missed last season, he missed five games in 2012 because of a shoulder injury that also required offseason surgery.

Earlier this month Locker said his goals for 2014 are staying healthy and leading the Titans to the playoffs. They haven’t been to the postseason since 2008, when Locker was a sophomore at Washington.

“It is hard to sit and watch. I haven’t played in a long time now and eager for the opportunity to get back out there again,” Locker said. “I am going to go out and do what I have done my whole career, and that’s to try and prepare myself the best I can and give our team the best chance to have success as possible, and that is my goal.”

Titans’ brass has made it clear Locker is the starter going into the final year of his rookie contract, but the team has no plans to exercise the costly fifth-year option of around $13 million. That means Locker has to prove himself this season if the Titans are going to re-sign him.