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Injury Report (Update 8-20-09, 6:35pm)
Posted By Gabriel Rodriguez On Aug 19 2009 @ 10:16 pm In Houston Texans | No Comments
The Texans left Kansas City with a win, and some very concerning injuries.
Given a few days to evaluate the injuries the Texans suffered against the Chiefs, things aren’t looking good at some positions, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.
Back-up QB Rex Grossman suffered a hamstring injury that is going to keep him out four to five weeks. The team only had three QB’s on the roster before Grossman’s injury and has brought Alex Brink back. He was their seventh round pick last year and has been on and off of the practice squad since then. Considering Matt Schuab’s health history and Dan Orlovsky’s inexperience, they may need some playing time out of the 3rd QB, whoever that may be.
Back-up FB Boomer Grigsby has a severe high ankle sprain and probably will not return for six weeks. Although Vonta Leach has the starting FB spot, Grigsby will be missed, mostly on special teams. The team is considering using versatile TE James Casey at FB – he did carry the ball some in college. They have also brought former Baylor player Jonathan Evans.
Tight End Joel Dreessen hyper-extended his knee but should be available for the next preseason game against New Orleans.
Update: Linebacker Cato June broke his forearm and will not play this Saturday. His status beyond that has not yet been determined.
This is what he tweeted on his Twitter afterwards:
“Tough day today.. Broke my forearm.. Going into surgery later this afternoon to get a plate put in.. A setback is a setup to comeback!!”
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