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.