Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is out for the season with a foot injury, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Matt Leinart will take over for Schaub, Schefter reports.
Schaub injured his foot on a quarterback sneak late in the second quarter of Houston’s 37-9 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday, according to Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. The team was planning on Schaub undergoing more tests this week to see if he could come back late in the year.
“He’s got a significant foot injury, he’s going to miss some time,” Kubiak said. “But we’re going to do everything we can to get it evaluated correctly and see if can get him back on the football field."
Schaub has played a crucial role in the Texans’ success this season, throwing for 2,479 yards and 15 touchdowns in 10 games for a 96.8 QB rating. The Texans are currently 7-3 and in first place in the AFC. Leinart, 28, will take over after not playing in a game last season. He has thrown 14 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in his career for a 70.8 QB rating.