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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.

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38 Responses to “Matt Schaub will “miss some time””
  1. waxdaclam says: Nov 14, 2011 4:43 PM

    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. trbowman says: Nov 14, 2011 4:44 PM

    So Leinart gets another chance. I hope he does well.

    How does this affect the playoff picture? Big chance for the Titans to creep up.

  3. realitypolice says: Nov 14, 2011 4:45 PM

    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.

  4. ar1888 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:46 PM

    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.

  5. donterrelli says: Nov 14, 2011 4:48 PM

    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.

  6. tdk24 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:49 PM

    Jacksonville is winnable? That’s what the Raven’s thought too.

  7. vietnambob2473 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:50 PM

    worst week of injuries across the NFL in quit some time

  8. djaehne says: Nov 14, 2011 4:51 PM

    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.

  9. fthrvic says: Nov 14, 2011 4:53 PM

    Its Leinart time!!!!

  10. itsmammoth says: Nov 14, 2011 4:53 PM

    it’s official.

    Drafting Andre Johnson this year in fantasy was a COMPLETE BUST!

  11. wadecounty93 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:54 PM

    bad news for a team thats becoming elite, good thing they have a dual threat at the HB position.
    go fins!

  12. pikindaguy says: Nov 14, 2011 4:54 PM

    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?

  13. dukemarc says: Nov 14, 2011 4:55 PM

    “Matt Leinart will start for the Texans”

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

  14. nyctexan says: Nov 14, 2011 4:55 PM

    My Texans friends knew this season was too good to be true…

  15. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Nov 14, 2011 4:58 PM

    Is any game winnable when Matt Leinart is your starter?

  16. davemeisner says: Nov 14, 2011 5:00 PM

    HUUUGE blow to the texans…. They’re a top 3 team in the AFC when healthy

  17. dafranchise03 says: Nov 14, 2011 5:00 PM

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

  18. redbullenergydrink says: Nov 14, 2011 5:08 PM

    Who needs Schaub when you have Foster and Tate?

  19. gnorules says: Nov 14, 2011 5:09 PM

    And the Titans have just won the AFC South!!

  20. tolan04 says: Nov 14, 2011 5:11 PM

    The last game of the season vs. the Titans could decide the south.

  21. thevikes85 says: Nov 14, 2011 5:11 PM

    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.

  22. jessethegreat says: Nov 14, 2011 5:12 PM

    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.

  23. jasontexan says: Nov 14, 2011 5:15 PM

    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.

  24. ammarradhi says: Nov 14, 2011 5:17 PM

    Wow Schaub, and Andre Johnson, Arian Foster was already out, who is next Wade Phillips?

  25. ndingeldein says: Nov 14, 2011 5:19 PM

    I’m not a Texans fan but that sucks and I hope Schaub is back in time for the playoffs.

  26. texansarenumber1 says: Nov 14, 2011 5:20 PM

    NOOOOOO!!!!!
    Right when were having a winning season……this just has to happen now! D:

  27. txtuff says: Nov 14, 2011 5:22 PM

    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!

  28. packerstexansfan says: Nov 14, 2011 5:23 PM

    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.

  29. lemmam says: Nov 14, 2011 5:24 PM

    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.

  30. trollhammer20 says: Nov 14, 2011 5:24 PM

    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.

  31. frankgarrett says: Nov 14, 2011 5:25 PM

    Id rather have Matt than Tim

  32. piratebeard says: Nov 14, 2011 5:26 PM

    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.

  33. jetsetfred says: Nov 14, 2011 5:33 PM

    I hope Matt Leinhart Pulls a Tom Brady! or even a Matt Cassell….

  34. bucsfan5000 says: Nov 14, 2011 5:34 PM

    Too bad he didn’t miss yesterday. But the Bucs do have a history of making backup QBs look like Pro Bowlers, especially Curtis Painter on MNF.

  35. jessethegreat says: Nov 14, 2011 5:54 PM

    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?

  36. johnnyjagfan says: Nov 14, 2011 5:59 PM

    Leinart gets a hungry Andre Johnson back with that two (almost three) headed monster backfield? He’s got a chance.

  37. vegasgolffanatic says: Nov 14, 2011 6:00 PM

    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.

  38. wallacejay says: Nov 14, 2011 6:12 PM

    Being reported that he’s done for the year…

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