Shaun Cody has punctured lung, broken ribs

AP

Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that nose tackle Shaun Cody was day-to-day with “rib issues.”

That’s a broad explanation, and technically not false. But it doesn’t quite do justice to the problem, either.

According to Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle, Cody has a punctured lung and broken ribs, which kind of sounds worse.

Shaun has always been able to work through things,” Kubiak said during his press conference Wednesday. “We’re 100 percent committed to the training room.”

Cody played through a back problem earlier this year, and returned to Sunday’s game. But a punctured lung goes beyond the kind of “rub some dirt on it” treatment.