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Case Keenum getting MRI on sprained right thumb


It’s official: Nothing’s going right for the Texans this year.

Quarterback Case Keenum, who was supposed to mop up the rest of the season as an audition for the future, might not get to.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Keenum suffered a sprained right thumb in Sunday’s loss, and is getting an MRI.

Interim coach Wade Phillips said: “He’ll be evaluated, but it’s a concern.”

Keenum’s one of many Texans getting MRIs, along with defensive end Antonio Smith (knee), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (groin) and wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle). Running back Ben Tate was getting a CT scan after taking another shot to his ribs.

The Texans are reeling after 12 straight losses and firing a coach. But losing the ability to field a full team or at least gauge the progress of young players makes it an exercise in futility, and having to put Matt Schaub back in would only add to it.

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14 Responses to “Case Keenum getting MRI on sprained right thumb”
  1. realfootballfan says: Dec 16, 2013 4:55 PM

    Still think he’s the answer Texan fans? Or have you come to your senses and realized that he’s a 3rd string backup who didn’t get drafted for a reason?

  2. rohlo says: Dec 16, 2013 5:13 PM

    then again it is hard to evaluate as half the damn starters on this team have been injured.. the oline is not at full strength,players are uhappy,foster is out and tate is banged up.keenum is no brady,but a young qb without a full strength team will falter. he played good with a somewhat healthy team earlier.cant take that away from him they are called growing pains for a reason. (ie: see elway and bradshaw) he imo will be a solid #2 qb in this league.

  3. weepingjebus says: Dec 16, 2013 5:19 PM

    So I dropped this into Google and apparently the Texans are some sort of professional football team based in or around Houston. Adorable! Keep chasing the dream guys, and someday you too might play in the NFL.

  4. tdrlsb says: Dec 16, 2013 5:37 PM

    This is the uh oh case messed up last week so lets find a way to get shaub in there excuse

  5. propertyofthebroncos says: Dec 16, 2013 5:43 PM

    Ouch, then they have to play the Broncos on Sunday. Won’t be pretty for them but makes our easy job that much easier!

  6. damcmp says: Dec 16, 2013 6:05 PM

    The OL is healthy…they have the same bunch as they started the season with Brown, Smith, Meyers, Brooks, Newton, Harris, Jones, Kupper, Gardner and White…….everyone beyond Brooks SUCKS tho….but it not a health issue it is a stupid personnel issue

  7. damcmp says: Dec 16, 2013 6:06 PM

    Case Keenum and Rick Smith and McNair suck too

  8. cuda1234 says: Dec 16, 2013 6:22 PM

    Doesn’t TJ Yates have as many playoff wins as Tim Tebow – the greatest qb in NFL history?

  9. flexx91 says: Dec 16, 2013 6:26 PM

    Translation: Matt Shaub will be the starting QB next week.

  10. dualprime says: Dec 16, 2013 7:03 PM

    realfootballfan is a friggin genius! And weepingjebus apparently is a clown. Must be closet Pats fans.

  11. abeboys says: Dec 16, 2013 7:50 PM

    When they gonna admit they made a mistake….. Keenum not the qb they thought he 0-8 and Matt 2-4 ??????

  12. evansvc says: Dec 16, 2013 8:54 PM

    This is from someone that call’s himself:
    The “Texas Patriot”

    There is no question that Vince Young has the size, the speed, and the intangibles to lead the Texans to the Super Bowl almost immediately. But there is also no question that Vince should have been drafted first by the Texans in 2007 when they had the chance. Much has changed since then, but the question remains: Does the Texans front office have the vision and the courage to make a bold move for the purpose of putting their franchise on the top of the heap.

    Vince has proven that he can win in the NFL against the most adverse circumstances, including a vindictive coach who never wanted him in the first place. Give Vince a coach who understands the unique combination of power and finesse and leadership that he brings to the table and the sky is the limit. And in that regard, almost any young coach who appreciates the wide-open play action style of high-speed improvisational football would be just fine.

    The only question is whether the owner of the Texans now has the confidence to make the right choice for the future of professional football in Houston, Texas.

  13. junglerat524 says: Dec 17, 2013 12:21 AM

    Vince Young couldn’t lead kindergarten kids to the playground.

  14. jjackwagon says: Dec 17, 2013 10:01 AM

    Start Schaub, beat the Broncos. Simple right?

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