The Texans have officially given up hope that quarterback Matt Schaub could return this season.
The team will place Schaub on injured reserve on Wednesday, according to Jason La Canfora of NFL.com. That indicates that Schaub will be undergoing surgery on his foot.
Schaub visited a specialist on Tuesday, and must have received the same answer he got originally. His foot has to be repaired, and there’s no chance he could return in time for a playoff run.
John McLain of the Houston Chronicle reports the team will sign Kellen Clemens.
So the Texans just lost Schaub, will start Matt Leinart, and now have Clemens in reserve. It’s a depressing day for Texans fans.
We think they are still set up to make the playoffs, but it’s hard to see them as a legitimate Super Bowl contender with Leinart in command.