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Texans fear that Leinart has broken collarbone


There’s no definitive diagnosis yet, but the Texans are bracing for the worst.

A game after the Texans lost quarterback Matt Schaub for the year with a foot injury, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Texans fear that Leinart may have a broken collarbone.

Leinart suffered a broken collarbone in 2007, ending his season after several games in which the Cardinals would yank Leinart for Kurt Warner whenever the team fell behind by seven of more points, with Leinart then being re-inserted after Warner pulled the Cardinals even again.

T.J. Yates has taken over for Leinart.  T.J. Yates could have the job for a while.

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48 Responses to “Texans fear that Leinart has broken collarbone”
  1. clawledge says: Nov 27, 2011 3:21 PM


  2. texastornado82 says: Nov 27, 2011 3:22 PM

    Texans season *flush sound*

    This team is jinxed, what a shame

  3. vanmorrissey says: Nov 27, 2011 3:23 PM

    A shame, he was playing well.

  4. mvpolamalu says: Nov 27, 2011 3:23 PM

    4…5…6… Garrard

  5. bossplayer213 says: Nov 27, 2011 3:26 PM

    7…8…9…Jeff Garcia.

  6. stairwayto7 says: Nov 27, 2011 3:27 PM

    Yet anither USC QB who is a bust!

  7. tatum064 says: Nov 27, 2011 3:28 PM

    Somebody call Jeff Garcia or Brett Favre.

    It just wasn’t in the cards for Leinart.

  8. teal379 says: Nov 27, 2011 3:28 PM

    Fear? It’s not like they just lost Drew Brees or anything.

    Seriously – do you think it will be all that hard to IR him and sign someone off the street/other team’s practice squad at the same or just slightly below the level of play Leinart provided?

  9. kilo0986 says: Nov 27, 2011 3:30 PM

    So… once again why do they fear leinart will be out for the season?

  10. doe22us says: Nov 27, 2011 3:33 PM

    Not that Leinart was lighting it up anyway. Its unfortunate for the Texans, they will make the playoffs but it will be one and done.

  11. trbowman says: Nov 27, 2011 3:35 PM

    10….11….12…Bobby Hoying

  12. messageboard2 says: Nov 27, 2011 3:35 PM

    What’s the difference between Leinart and Yates? Go ahead i’ll wait.

  13. Henry says: Nov 27, 2011 3:37 PM


    I would sign Tim Tebow’s little brother before I would even think about Farve! He’s the last guy any team wants at this point.

  14. commandercornpone says: Nov 27, 2011 3:38 PM

    jeff george.

  15. Henry says: Nov 27, 2011 3:38 PM

    13….14….15 ……. Jake “the snake” Delhome.

  16. turk2875 says: Nov 27, 2011 3:39 PM


  17. laeaglefan says: Nov 27, 2011 3:40 PM

    “So… once again why do they fear leinart will be out for the season?”

    They were just being polite.

  18. randy33872 says: Nov 27, 2011 3:43 PM

    16…17….18……Vinnie Testeverde.

  19. trbowman says: Nov 27, 2011 3:46 PM

    19….20…..21…..Alex Brink

  20. transientfan says: Nov 27, 2011 3:47 PM

    How about Daunte Culpepper as back-up? He was playing football last year in UFL and looked good… running, strong arm.

  21. Henry says: Nov 27, 2011 3:48 PM

    Would love to see Testeverde out there!

  22. i3addog says: Nov 27, 2011 3:50 PM

    Kyle Orton is on the phone with his agent, See, I told you we should have waited a week. Now get on the phone and see if you can talk KC into releasing me.

  23. mvpolamalu says: Nov 27, 2011 3:51 PM

    22…23…24… Bart starr

  24. joetoronto says: Nov 27, 2011 3:53 PM


  25. 1265lombardiave says: Nov 27, 2011 3:57 PM

    Kyle Orton was put on waivers and had no say where he went. Garrard had surgery and is not an option.

  26. jh500 says: Nov 27, 2011 4:00 PM


    JaMarcus Russell

  27. CowboyErik says: Nov 27, 2011 4:12 PM

    I WANT FARVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would Sell TICKETS LOLOLLOLOLOLOl

  28. nightwalker43 says: Nov 27, 2011 4:13 PM

    A team that is 8-3 and a clear shot for the playoffs, especially for a franchise that has never been there. I know most wish not to here the name, but I think if there ever was a right situation at the right time with both your qb’s done for the season, they have to do it. Go get number 4 for the sake of your fans!

  29. buckifan4life says: Nov 27, 2011 4:13 PM

    Unreal,…hurt in his first game action of the year. Yates showed why he is a 3rd string QB. Houston, we have a problem…they better call somebody who can throw.


  30. dannymac17 says: Nov 27, 2011 4:14 PM

    25…26…27…..Jamarcus Russell

  31. txndave says: Nov 27, 2011 4:23 PM


  32. dolphins1121 says: Nov 27, 2011 4:25 PM

    28…29…30… Danny Wuerffel

  33. mmmpierogi says: Nov 27, 2011 4:28 PM

    31…32…33… Kordell Stewart

  34. tcgators1 says: Nov 27, 2011 4:29 PM

    28 29 30..Case keenum!!

  35. chazatlas says: Nov 27, 2011 4:30 PM

    Leinart was not meant to play in the NFL. Now he had screwed up the Texans, lol. Guess he sold his soul sometime in college and the devil collected the second he was drafted.

  36. adirtyplayernamedsue says: Nov 27, 2011 4:34 PM

    Hope he heals fast.
    Go Bills!!

  37. thingamajig says: Nov 27, 2011 4:36 PM

    So who’s upper body contains more glass Stafford or Leinart?

  38. 1paulkemp1 says: Nov 27, 2011 4:37 PM

    Leinart we hardly knew thee….

    28…29…30…Anthony Calvillo

  39. mcjon22 says: Nov 27, 2011 4:41 PM

    31 32 33 Daunte Culpepper (gets roll on)

  40. 4evrnyt says: Nov 27, 2011 4:43 PM

    One more reason to move the trade deadline to the end of the regular season.

  41. 1paulkemp1 says: Nov 27, 2011 4:43 PM

    @thingamajig: push

  42. dlk47823 says: Nov 27, 2011 4:48 PM

    Kellen Clemens will step in and lead the Texans to the Super Bowl.

  43. 8man says: Nov 27, 2011 4:49 PM

    Absurdly awful bad luck. The Texans were looking good.

    They can still get it done. It’s time to get that quality vet. Remember what the Ravens were able to accomplish with Trent Dilfer.

  44. cletusvandam says: Nov 27, 2011 4:57 PM

    Maybe KC will release Kyle Orton so he can play for Houston

  45. cornersportsnet says: Nov 27, 2011 4:58 PM

    Woooooooow down to the third string guy who doesnt get any first team reps in practice ,hes the scout team guy but they have a great running game and i believe kellen clemens

  46. dempsey63 says: Nov 27, 2011 5:00 PM

    T.J. Rubley is out there somewhere…

  47. dempsey63 says: Nov 27, 2011 5:03 PM

    Maybe the New York Giants will release David Carr from his contract to give him a shot at the Texans job.

  48. cluelessdufus says: Nov 27, 2011 5:23 PM

    well there goes leinarts career but if you have to garrard is the answer if so leinart is hurt for season

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