Wednesday December 16th, 2015

Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer will not play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts due to a concussion, head coach Bill O’Brien announced Wednesday.

T.J. Yates will start in Hoyer’s place.

Hoyer was concussed in Sunday night’s loss to the New England Patriots. He was sacked five times in the game, including one hard hit in the fourth quarter by Akiem Hicks, in which Hoyer’s head hit the ground forcefully. O’Brien said Monday that Hoyer was “doubtful” to play against the Colts.

This is the second time this season Hoyer has been diagnosed with a concussion. He was also concussed in Week 10 and missed Houston’s Week 11 game. Yates also started that game, a 24–17 home win over the New York Jets. He went 16 of 34 for 229 yards and two touchdowns.

Reports: Patriots’ LeGarrette Blount (hip) out for season

The Texans and Colts are currently tied atop the AFC South at 6–7. Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck returned to practice Wednesday after missing six weeks with a lacerated kidney.

- Dan Gartland

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