Matt Schaub will “miss some time”

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Texans coach Gary Kubiak revealed at Monday’s press conference that quarterback Matt Schaub will “miss some time” because of a foot injury.

Schaub was seen walking out of Sunday’s game in a walking boot, but he said at the time he was fine.

Matt Leinart will start for the Texans coming out of Houston’s bye against Jacksonville. It’s unclear how long Schaub will be out, but Kubiak made it sound like it could be awhile.  (UPDATE: Multiple reports say Schaub will be out “several weeks.”)

Clearly, the team doesn’t think Schaub will be remotely close in two weeks when the Texans come off their bye week.

Schaub will be “in a boot” this week. He suffered the injury when he got his foot caught in a pile in the first half against the Bucs on Sunday.

The good news for Houston: They face a winnable game in Jacksonville after the bye. The bad news: They face winning teams Atlanta and Cincinnati after that.

UPDATE II: ESPN’s Adam Schefter heard Schaub had a LisFranc injury. That doesn’t sound good.

Kubiak says Schaub will see specialists this week.  Kubiak “hopes” Schaub can play again this season, but isn’t sure whether that will be possible. Gulp.

38 responses to “Matt Schaub will “miss some time”

  1. Just when Andre Johnson is about to come back, Schaub goes down. Tate and Foster will have their work cut out for themselves in the upcoming weeks.

  2. Wait a minute.

    He played the entire second half with an injury that is going to keep him out least two weeks? Put Schaub up a notch or two in my eyes.

    On another note, this has to be Leinart’s last chance to show he can be productive as a starter, right? Be interesting to see how he handles it.

  3. Leinart may actually get to win a few games since all he will have to do is hand the ball off 40 times to Foster and Tate.

  4. Wow, that’s tough for the Texans. This was going to be the year they made it to the playoffs, and they end up having Matt Leinart starting for them. Feel bad for Kubiak.

  5. Sucks big time. They’ll cope. They’ll win.
    Schaub will be back and by playoff time
    the Texans will be at full strength. Superbowl possibilitymakes this worth pushing through.

  6. Just as Cassel is finished for the year (and a few weeks after Carson comes back)..is there a rule of 3 for the max # of USC QBs that can be starting at a time?

  7. “Matt Leinart will start for the Texans”

    And with those words, the Texans lead in the Division will evaporate.

  8. They should still be able to win division but first round bye could be out the window. Hopefully he isnt out for the season.

  9. I’d like to see the Texans in the playoffs something new and their fans deserve it for being teased by the team so often!But no Schaub and no Andre Johnson means trouble for them i think,even the d playing brilliantly and the great running game.

  10. Expectations for Leinart were huge coming out, but if he’s ever going to shine, this is his opportunity. The Texans don’t need him to be the franchise. Just keep the offense stable enough to let Arian keep doing his thing behind the most under-rated offensive line in football.

  11. At least we still have Foster/ Tate/ Ward to keep the ball out of Leinart’s hand. We have the #1 defense in the League and 80 will be back! This one hurts, but we will be OK.

  12. Just read up on LisFranc injuries and if that is the case I don’t think he will be back for the season! Damn after the best start to a season ever and having the best record in the AFC after 10 weeks this really sicks for us Texans fans!

  13. This is a huge hit to the team. But with the way Foster and Tate are playing, hopefully they can continue to carry the load on offense. The D is playing amazing right now, so hopefully they keep it up down the stretch. With the state of the division, I’m confident that they’ll stay in first. I just hope they stay up long enough to fight for a bye.

  14. The Lisfranc fracture is a fracture of the foot in which one or all of the metatarsals are displaced from the tarsus. It is named after 18th- and 19th-century surgeon and gynecologist Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin. Healing time is minimum 6 weeks.

  15. I believe Lis Franc is a ligament named after Napoleon’s chief surgeon. When a cavalryman would fall off his horse, if his foot remained in the stirrup, it would bend the ankle backwards, resulting in straining or tearing of this ligament.

    That’s your completely useless fact of the day. You’re welcome.

  16. What is a LisFranc injury?

    “A Lisfranc injury refers to a rare injury to a joint in the center region (commonly known as the midfoot) of the foot. Although a lesser known injury, an injury in this region of the foot can be highly debilitating for an athlete who depends on their lower extremities for so much of their athletic performance. These easily overlooked injuries have recently threatened or adversely affected the careers of such well known athletes as Dwight Freeney of the Indianapolis Colts, Kevin Jones of the Detroit Lions and also Larry Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs.”
    –Scott Karr, M.D.

  17. On another Texans note, how good has the addition of Wade Phillips been as D coordinator? Do the Texans fans on here think it’s more to do with the additions of Watt and Joseph, the D growing together, or Wade’s schemes/playcalling?

  18. Kubiak is a good coach. This is the best way for Leinart to break back in and audition for future job. The game plan will just change. Foster and Tate will get a great deal of work, but that will open up play-action for Leinart. It actually could HELP Andre Johnson’s numbers when he returns. Texans will still win the division going away and might actually morph into a better PLAYOFF team than they would have been.

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