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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.

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15 Responses to “Mario Williams out indefinitely with torn pectoral”
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 10, 2011 10:22 AM

    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. lance19 says: Oct 10, 2011 10:37 AM

    It’s a damn shame.

    But the NFL life is inherently risky.

  3. ravenshaterssuckdonkeydick says: Oct 10, 2011 10:37 AM

    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.

  4. bullseyeonyou says: Oct 10, 2011 10:54 AM

    Sucks to lose him for the season. Time to see what the Rookie (Reed) can do.

  5. ppdoc13 says: Oct 10, 2011 11:00 AM

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

  6. NFLJunkie says: Oct 10, 2011 11:17 AM

    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.)

  7. klunge says: Oct 10, 2011 11:17 AM

    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.

  8. nineroutsider says: Oct 10, 2011 12:00 PM

    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!

  9. raymondtx says: Oct 10, 2011 12:15 PM

    Like Weezy from Good Times once said…”Damm! Damm! Damm!”

    We suck again!!!

  10. souldogdave says: Oct 10, 2011 12:16 PM

    It seems everytime someone plays the Raiders, they lose a starter.

  11. cowboysfan1983 says: Oct 10, 2011 12:57 PM

    Judging by that picture, I would probably have torn a pectoral too if mine looked like that.

  12. txndave says: Oct 10, 2011 1:22 PM

    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!!!!

  13. humboldt420 says: Oct 10, 2011 1:34 PM

    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.

  14. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 10, 2011 2:17 PM

    The Ravens couldn’t stop the paltry Titans. The Texans have more than a good shot to beat the Ravens, especially with the way Flacco looked last Sunday night.

  15. essentialsausage says: Oct 10, 2011 4:00 PM

    Pretty weird that the Texans make their players run around a giant black phallus.

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