Matt Schaub, Will Miss Some Time, Maybe Season
Patrick D. Starr
The Houston Texans took a huge hit once again on the injury front with the loss of starting quarterback Matt Schaub with a "significant" right foot injury. Details are sketchy, but it does not look good for the Schaub for the remainder of the 2011 season.
* Adam Schefter just reported on twitter: @adamschefter: Filed to ESPN: Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is out for the season with a lis franc injury. Matt Leinart from here on in.
Head Coach Gary Kubiak said this in his press conference: "It's teams opinion that he is not out for the year."
For now the Texans word is the one to rely on.
Schaub will be traveling next week Monday and Tuesday to get a plan in place for his foot injury, and to see what the options may be. He will be in a walking boot until that time.
Schaub has had a great season with 2237 passing yards with 15 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He has also chipped in two rushing touchdowns and currently holds a quarterback rating of 96.8.
It seems Schaub was injured on a quarterback sneak late in the 1st half in the pile. He played majority of the game in the victory over the Tampa Buccaneers where he was 11-15 for 242 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was taken out late in the game for the reserves to get some snaps.
It will be interesting to see if backup quarterback Matt Leinart can pick up the slack. The good thing for Texans fans is the emergence of the running game, the apparent return of Andre Johnson and a stout defense and this will help take some pressure off of Leinart. With the Texans closing in on their first AFC division crown in team history, Leinart can help the cause and make himself a household name in Houston.