Report: Texans’ Lonnie Ballentine has torn PCL, MCL, dislocated left knee

Monday October 19th, 2015

Houston Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine sustained a torn PCL and MCL, and dislocated his left knee in Sunday’s win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, reports the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.

Ballentine will miss the remainder of the season.

It was previously reported that Ballentine, 22, sustained a ACL tear when he left Sunday’s game in the fourth quarter after colliding with Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson. Following the injury, Ballentine was fitted for an air cast and carted off the field by medical personnel.

Before being sidelined, Ballentine had recorded three tackles with a pass deflection during the eventual 31–20 win.

According to KPRC-TV Sports’ Adam Wexler, the Texans placed Ballentine on injured reserve on Monday, and claimed cornerback Charles James III on waivers to fill the 53-man roster.

Ballentine, who played college football at Memphis, was selected by the Texans with the final pick of the 2014 draft.

The Texans (2–4) will travel to Miami to face the Dolphins (2–3) on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

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