He returned to the sideline quickly and is available to return to the game, but Texans coach Gary Kubiak will keep backup Jake Delhomme in the game.
It’s [Coach] Kubiak’s decision to play Jake. Yates has physically checked out, but Jake is playing,” a Texans spokesman said in a statement to PFT.
Yates could re-enter the game if necessary, but the Texans are trying to avoid that. The offense has stagnated since Yates left the game, but a big run by Ben Tate set up a field goal early in the third quarter.
The Titans and Texans are tied at 13, with Tennessee and the Jets’ playoff hopes hanging in the balance.