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Duane Brown injury leaves Texans holding breath

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Losing your left tackle can be a good way to send your season in the wrong direction in a hurry, so it’s no surprise that the Texans are a bit concerned about Duane Brown’s injury during Wednesday’s practice.

Brown injured his left ankle during a running play when someone fell on the outside of his leg. Brown was able to walk off the field on his own power, but left the field via cart a short time later to get an MRI. Coach Gary Kubiak said it was a positive that he was able to walk, but that he’s still concerned about Brown’s status.

“He got rolled up, kind of got hit on the outside of his leg,” Kubiak said, via the team’s website. “It’s part of football, unfortunately. We’ll hold our breath. Hopefully, he’s OK.”

Brown is coming off the best season of his career, which saw him allow just 2.5 sacks while making the Associated Press‘ second All-Pro team. That’s not something you want to lose from the lineup while you’re also holding a competition for the right tackle job. Rashad Butler moved from that battle to take reps in place of Brown on Wednesday while Derek Newton held down the right side.

It’s too premature to wonder if that will be a permanent state of affairs for the Texans, obviously, but it’s not too early to say that there are a lot of fingers crossed in Houston.

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13 Responses to “Duane Brown injury leaves Texans holding breath”
  1. htowntexan says: Aug 1, 2012 2:15 PM

    i hope it’s nothing too serious. get some rest and get better soon big guy!

  2. itssocoldinthed says: Aug 1, 2012 2:18 PM

    Regardless of what team you root for, it sucks to hear about preseason injuries. Best of luck for a speedy recovery, Duane.

  3. houstontexans99 says: Aug 1, 2012 2:29 PM

    Good Lord we can’t catch a break. Hopefully he’s only out for a couple of weeks. Sounds like he got a low ankle sprain. It’s the kind of injury that basketball players get all the time when they misplace their feet and step on their foot sideways

  4. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Aug 1, 2012 2:31 PM

    I remember the year he was drafted. Converted T.E. with good footwork they said. Turned out to be a top LT in the league if you ask me. Hope hes alright!

  5. texansdude says: Aug 1, 2012 2:32 PM

    This is always the time I say “all right! football’s back!” just hours before I curse the existence of camp.

  6. matthewb57 says: Aug 1, 2012 2:35 PM

    kansas city thanks you for releasing winston

  7. bubba9er says: Aug 1, 2012 2:46 PM

    There are all kinds of things this could be… A high ankle sprain is one that comes to mind. I got rolled up on a run play once, and it took 3 months before I felt the same. It doesn’t even really hurt (high ankle sprain) that much, you just feel like your foot wants to turn around the wrong direction every time you push off. Even knowing you are taped up and can’t hurt it any more, that feeling doesn’t go away.

    A broken bone would be better in my opinion. (I have had both: Jones Fracture, High ankle sprain) That takes 6 weeks to recover at most. Either way, not a good sign for Houston.

  8. dabears2485 says: Aug 1, 2012 3:01 PM

    Letting Eric Winston go was stupid. Maybe the best overall RB in the league, a QB that can’t stay healthy, and you let your RT go in the offseason. Your star WR can’t stay healthy either, making the ground game that much more important. Now the LT gets hurt?

    I bet they miss the playoffs.

  9. zoxitic says: Aug 1, 2012 3:08 PM

    Karma comes to haunt a dirty player.

  10. ryanb513 says: Aug 1, 2012 3:19 PM

    You’ll be begging us to take him back after he costs you a game with his excessive holding and false start penalties.

  11. timb12 says: Aug 1, 2012 3:26 PM

    The Texans are the Blazers of the NFL

  12. thedownwardspiral says: Aug 1, 2012 4:44 PM

    Feel bad for the individual, but not the organization. The chop block scheme they teach and employ does this week and week out to their opponents. Serves ‘em right.


  13. rabbi187 says: Aug 1, 2012 7:21 PM

    Bruised knee. Nothing more.

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