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.