Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was lost for the 2011 season in November with a foot injury. And as the 2012 offseason program launches in Houston, Schaub revealed that he recently underwent another surgery.
“I had a procedure last week, getting hardware taken out, which is customary for this thing, so just let the incisions heal up and move forward,” Schaub said, via quotes distributed by the team. “I’m right on schedule because where the hardware removal takes place in this procedure is right where we are and so from here, we just move forward and just keep going. But we have a lot of time left to get ready and there’s no doubt I will be ready.”
It’s unclear whether Schaub will be able to participate in any portion of the team’s offseason program.
“I mean, sitting here on April 16, it’s hard for me to say when I will be [ready],” Schaub said. “I mean, after the screws came out this past week, it’s hard for me to tell you a certain date or June or something like that. All I know is come time for training camp, I’m going to be 100 percent ready to go and that’s all that really matters, in my mind.”
If Schaub can’t participate in the upcoming OTAs, T.J. Yates presumably will get the bulk of the practice reps. Which will make him better prepared in the event of further injury to Schaub.