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Initial tests point to broken collarbone for Matt Leinart


Earlier this afternoon, we reported that the Texans fear quarterback Matt Leinart has suffered a broken collarbone.

Those fears are moving closer to reality.

Per a league source, initial tests point to the diagnosis of a broken left collarbone.  More tests will be conducted tomorrow to confirm (or, possibly, debunk) the initial indications.

If it’s broken, Leinart will need surgery, and he’ll miss the rest of the season.

Peter King will have information during Football Night In America regarding the team’s plans at the position.  The show starts at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBC.

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29 Responses to “Initial tests point to broken collarbone for Matt Leinart”
  1. jimmysee says: Nov 27, 2011 6:56 PM

    Bad bad news for a guy finally getting his opportunity.


  2. commandercornpone says: Nov 27, 2011 6:56 PM

    so leinart will continue to get paid for doing… nothing.

  3. rowdymon says: Nov 27, 2011 7:01 PM

    google is getting hit up with directions to Hattiesburg

  4. adirtyplayernamedsue says: Nov 27, 2011 7:02 PM

    Tuff break young man. Get well soon.

  5. Iamthatguy says: Nov 27, 2011 7:17 PM

    This has been a nightmare season for the Texans.

  6. franknunley57 says: Nov 27, 2011 7:20 PM

    Get well soon Matt, we all know how much you love to play. tough break.

  7. eaglesandflyers says: Nov 27, 2011 7:20 PM

    Man, the Texans just can’t catch a break.

  8. norcalmafia says: Nov 27, 2011 7:22 PM

    Damn poor Texans finally looked like they were gonna go deep into the playoffs…Theyre done now and Andre Johnsons fantasy value just dropped of a cliff

  9. trapshoot says: Nov 27, 2011 7:23 PM

    Too bad. He was getting a chance to show what he could do after a rough time in Arizona.

  10. reptar24 says: Nov 27, 2011 7:31 PM

    I hear Shane Falco is looking for work..

  11. Wisconsin77 says: Nov 27, 2011 7:34 PM

    Call Favre

  12. badmude says: Nov 27, 2011 7:38 PM

    If it wasn’t for bad luck, He wouldn’t have no luck at all

  13. megabeast37215 says: Nov 27, 2011 7:51 PM

    I felt TJ Yates played better than Leinart personally… he knew where to go with the ball and made sharper decisions. All Leinart did was check it down to Arian Foster play after play… he hit a tight end once.

  14. NakedCowboy! says: Nov 27, 2011 7:55 PM

    its for the best matt… u get to keep ur job another couple of years…

  15. mrplow3 says: Nov 27, 2011 8:14 PM

    Culpepper time?

  16. sask9999 says: Nov 27, 2011 8:21 PM

    Houston’s best bet is to lure Chad Pennington out of his pseudo retirement. Hes the ultimate game manager/leader. Hes exactly what they need… if his shoulder rehab went well over the last year.

  17. whichiwhichwawa says: Nov 27, 2011 8:22 PM

    Let’s all call for Favre and when he does come let’s bash him for coming back!!!

  18. bucks12965 says: Nov 27, 2011 8:31 PM

    How long does it take to develop an xray?!

  19. flux142 says: Nov 27, 2011 8:34 PM

    Don’t get me wrong, I feel bad for Leinart, but Yates looked better in preseason, and better today. He can actually make all the throws an NFL QB needs to make, unlike Leinart. I know he’s a rookie and he’ll have his moments, but he only needs to go 2-4 to pretty much guarantee a division title for the Texans. And for a team who relies primarily on the run, that shouldn’t be that bad.

  20. franbotel says: Nov 27, 2011 8:56 PM

    The team finally gets a elite defense, good special teams and great running game and this happens. I really feel bad for Leinart this was his chance to try out for teams now he has to start all over after his surgery

  21. jsam8505 says: Nov 27, 2011 8:58 PM

    Me as a Texans I think we will be ok… Get well soon kid another tuff break…

  22. theprofesser says: Nov 27, 2011 9:06 PM

    I feel bad for ol Matt here he was a month ago falling asleep during film study, maybe running 10 to 15 plays at practice, getting Schaub coffee and doughnuts every morning and now he finally gets a chance to play. Matt actually looked decent, probably because the weight of the team wasn’t on his back and the worse happens. Well at least he still gets a check.

  23. iclubseals says: Nov 27, 2011 9:39 PM

    Houston fans should be thrilled by this news. Anything is better than having Leinart leading your team—a potential playoff team at that.

    Now Dancing Matt can do what he does best—get paid for doing nothing.

  24. granadafan says: Nov 27, 2011 11:17 PM

    Another Heisman bust.

  25. tr975 says: Nov 27, 2011 11:27 PM

    sask9999 says:

    Houston’s best bet is to lure Chad Pennington out of his pseudo retirement. Hes the ultimate game manager/leader. Hes exactly what they need… if his shoulder rehab went well over the last year.
    Good suggestion, hadn’t thought about him. The ones that came to mind were Marc Bulger, Jake Delhomme, Daunte Culpepper, Todd Bouman, Jim Sorgi, Todd Collins, or Patrick Ramsey. Not sure who would be the best choice though.

  26. tr975 says: Nov 27, 2011 11:33 PM

    Just heard Brodie Croyle’s name mentioned on NBC

  27. galvestontexans says: Nov 28, 2011 12:10 AM

    Pennington would be a good fit

  28. louiegrandie says: Nov 28, 2011 12:20 AM

    Too bad because he was moving the team with no problems. The throw to score the touchdown was a great play. Personally I fell the hit to Leinart was a deliberate attempt to break the collarbone and it worked.

    People who are calling him a bust don’t know what they are talking about. You are not a bust if you break a bone in your shoulder.

  29. trollaikman8 says: Nov 28, 2011 2:31 PM

    Kubiak should try to lure Jake Plummer out of retirement/yoga retreat/occupy wall street, and see if he still has a grasp of the offense.
    Denver – Houston AFC Championship would be the epic battle of good versus evil.

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