The Texans could be about to lose another key part because of injury, and if anyone has definitive word, it might be nice to let him know.
Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle reported that Manning would miss six to eight weeks because of a hairline fracture in his fibula, which might need surgery.
Normally, that’s definitive, but Manning himself said he wasn’t sure that was the case — at least not yet.
The veteran safety told Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com that he hadn’t even received all the test results yet. He said an MRI showed no ligaments were torn, but that he was still awaiting word on results of a CT scan, which would show any structural issues with the bones.
If they finally getting ready to tell the poor devil he’s out, the Texans will have a few problems on their hands. Manning’s an underrated performer, who would leave them with Shiloh Keo and a clearly-not-himself Ed Reed at safety.
But they’d also be faced with the reality that someone’s finding out player medical reports before the players themselves, which won’t be particularly popular in the locker room.