Texans rookie return man Trindon Holliday, the smallest player in this year’s NFL draft and one of the fastest, will need season-ending surgery to repair torn ligaments in his thumb.
“It looks like he’s done,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “[He] can’t get it under control, so it has to be fixed.”
The 5-foot-5 Holliday, a sixth-round draft pick out of LSU who won the NCAA 100-meter championship in 2009, will have surgery Wednesday.
The thumb injury bothered him in the Texans’ second preseason game, when he dropped two balls.
Holliday is the second member of the Texans’ 2010 draft class to be lost for the season; second-round pick Ben Tate has been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.