Mario Williams out indefinitely with torn pectoral

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The news on Mario Williams is not looking good.

Williams, the Texans’ outside linebacker who leads the team with five sacks, has a torn pectoral muscle that will sideline him indefinitely and could force him to miss the rest of the season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. That confirms what the Texans feared after Sunday’s game, as reported by Peter King of Sports Illustrated on NBC’s Football Night in America.

Williams, who suffered the injury while sacking Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell in the first quarter Sunday, will undergo more tests today.

Losing Williams, who had been playing very well in new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ defense, would be a huge blow to the Texans’ hopes of making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

15 responses to “Mario Williams out indefinitely with torn pectoral

  1. Williams or no Williams, that team hasn’t been able to hold a lead for years now.

    Not taking anything away from Williams, God knows he’s good, really good.

  2. I hate to see anyone get hurt, but as a Ravens fan, I will breathe a small sigh of relief. I don’t think Oher or McKinnie wanted to deal with him all day long.

    Still sucks that such a formidable talent could miss the rest of the season.

  3. Bad for Houston good for the ravens. No Andre Johnson. No Mario Williams. No way Houston comes to bmore and leaves with a win

  4. With or without Williams, and even without Andre Johnson for a while, they still have good players and the most continuity on offense of all the AFC South teams and are capable of sweeping their division games by outscoring people.

    I still like their chances to take the division. (And I’m not a Texans fan.)

  5. In a 2-week span, 2 of Houston’s 3 best players go down…tough break. Despite being a Lions fan I’ve always secretly hoped to see the Texans have some success.

  6. Damn…I missed a lot of news yesterday…this is a tough blow. The division is weak enough that they can overcome this, but I was hoping the Texans would be a force in the playoffs. Everyone else needs to step up and go grab a tough win in Baltimore.

    Speaking on Ravens, the Niners will have a little something for you on Turkey day. Get Some!

  7. It’s always something… kubiak sucks, dre’s hammy, kubiak sucks, foster’s hammy, kubiak sucks, mario’s pectoral…and did I mention kubiak sucks?
    WE WANT COWHER!!!!

  8. Raiders head coach Hue Jackson talks about building a bully… maybe he is right.

    When a team plays the Raiders lately, someone gets hurt.

    Weird, but it’s strangely true.

    Opening game against Denver (Elvis Dumervil, Champ Bailey). Patriots (Danny Woodhead). Texans (Mario Williams).

    Small sample size, I know, but they all got hurt against Oakland.

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