Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer is trying a number of avenues to accelerate his recovery from a concussion.
Hoyer has reportedly invested $20,000 in a hyperbaric chamber to aid his progress, as he works to return from his second concussion of the season and the fifth of his career. He’s also trying acupuncture and playing brain-stimulating games on his phone, among other things.
Hoyer, 30, practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday. He has yet to be cleared to return to the field in full, although he’s said he feels better. He last played Dec. 13 against the New England Patriots.
“Obviously with any concussion you’re going to be concerned, so I don’t take it lightly, I do a lot of research,” Hoyer said. “I talk to a lot of people who are highly respected in the area. I talk to people I trust who’ve gone through the situation and you make the best-educated decision. I feel good and now the doctors are basically evaluating that. I can’t clear myself, so I respect their opinion and the process.”
If Hoyer can’t go on Sunday, Brandon Weeden, who replaced an injured T.J. Yates during last week’s game, will get the start against the Tennessee Titans. The Texans are 7–7 and lead the AFC South with two games to go in the regular season.
- Jeremy Woo