Texans quarterback Matt Schaub hasn’t given up hope that he can return to play again this season, but it doesn’t sound promising.
“It’s hard to put into words. I’m extremely frustrated. I’m pretty bummed to put it lightly,” Schaub told Josh Innes and Rich Lord on 610-AM in Houston Tuesday evening.
Schaub tried to stay positive during the interview, but admitted that surgery would end his season. He’s doing whatever he can to avoid that option.
“We’re still trying to figure out some of the pictures, how conclusive they are and what the various avenues and things that we can do to potentially be back this season at some point for a playoff run.
“We’ll see what the consensus is. With things like this, you can’t have enough information. You can get enough people’s opinions,” Schaub said.
You only search for more opinions when you don’t like the first opinion. Surely, doctors have recommended Schaub undergo surgery. It would be very surprising if he ultimately isn’t placed on injured reserve.
Schaub disputed “rumors” that the injury could be career threatening. (Who said the injury was career threatening?)
“It’s not career-ending, no way. I’d like to talk to whoever is out there reporting rumors or spreading rumors because those people pretty much have no idea what they are talking about,” Schaub said. “There’s a ton of of football ahead for me and the Houston Texans.”
That will likely have to wait until 2012. After starting 64 games in Houston, including 46 in a row, Schaub will have to watch another quarterback try to clinch the team’s first playoff berth.