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Owen Daniels to miss 4-8 weeks with fractured fibula

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The Texans feared they’d be without tight end Owen Daniels for a while because of a fibula injury suffered on Sunday night and their fears have been realized.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Daniels will miss the next 4-8 weeks after being diagnosed with a fractured fibula. The exact timeline will be determined by how quickly the fracture heals, something that can happen in a couple of weeks but, per McClain, the role Daniels plays in the offense will require at least a month on the shelf.

That would be the best-case scenario for the Texans, who don’t need any further offensive difficulties beyond the rapidly diminishing output of quarterback Matt Schaub right now. Daniels is an important piece of the passing game — 24 catches for 252 yards and three touchdowns so far this year — and the team runs a lot of two tight end formations.

Garrett Graham, who has three touchdown catches as well this year, will take on a more prominent role with Daniels out of the lineup. Rookie Ryan Griffin will move into Graham’s role as the team’s second tight end.

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11 Responses to “Owen Daniels to miss 4-8 weeks with fractured fibula”
  1. isphet71 says: Oct 8, 2013 3:39 PM

    Ugh. What’s wrong with the Texans this year?

  2. keepongronking says: Oct 8, 2013 3:55 PM

    It doesnt really matter if your a texans fan. Schaub doesnt even throw to his own teammates

  3. staugjag says: Oct 8, 2013 3:57 PM

    There chokers just like the falcons they have all the players but they always choke

  4. notwithkubiak says: Oct 8, 2013 4:20 PM

    Looks like Gary Kubiak is leading the collapse of the team in the 2nd quarter of the season instead of the last quarter, like he normally does.

  5. @Cereal_22 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:24 PM

    What a waste of a good defense

  6. onbucky96 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:26 PM

    Next Badger Tight End up…

  7. ccjcsr says: Oct 8, 2013 4:42 PM

    Texans are….

    Overrated

    There I said it!

    Matt “Cottonschaub”

  8. thekingdave says: Oct 8, 2013 5:40 PM

    Can we get a moratorium on Jag fans commenting on the misfortune of other teams? I mean, come in Glitter Kitties, you are represent the absolute bottom of the barrel in the NFL.

  9. staugjag says: Oct 8, 2013 6:32 PM

    I know the jags suck right now but when we had pro bowl players we actually were relevent for 5 years the texans are loaded and made the playoffs for 2 years and now there done. Indy is taking the division again and texas should be there. just saying there choking. its a fact

  10. doe22us says: Oct 8, 2013 11:50 PM

    The irony of this all is the fact that Jags fans are posting that the Texans are doomed lol, sought of like wearethesteelers saying every team sucks you cant make this stuff up.

  11. thesportgenius says: Oct 9, 2013 1:43 AM

    Put a fork in the Texans, Steelers, Falcons, Giants.

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