Lamar Miller carted off after taking hit to leg

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Texans running back Lamar Miller was carted off the field after taking a helmet to his left knee.

On the Texans’ second play from scrimmage, Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins‘ helmet hit Miller squarely in the knee. Miller landed awkwardly.

Texans’ medical personnel didn’t need long to ask for the cart.

Miller appeared distraught, head in his hand. He kept his head lowered as teammates surrounded him once he was helped to the cart.

The injury, with 13:28 remaining in the first quarter, perhaps is what led to the Texans to pull Deshaun Watson after one series. Taiwan Jones replaced Miller.

The Texans recently traded with Cleveland for running back Duke Johnson.

UPDATE 7:38 P.M. ET: Starting right guard Zach Fulton also was carted off.

26 responses to “Lamar Miller carted off after taking hit to leg

  1. Oh boy preseason injuries just keep getting worse for these teams. Big changes are going too come. A lot of teams don’t even play their starters already

  2. My mind was blown seeing Alvin Kamara take snaps in the pre-season. He took some awkward hits to his lower half. Adam Gase was smart enough to not play Bell even though it’s a new system for him in which a few live reps could help. What are Bill O’Brien and Sean Peyton smoking?!?!

  3. I have a question…..

    So let’s say no starters play in pre-season because of injuries.
    Then, when injuries occur in weeks 1-2, what will the response be?

    “They didn’t play in pre-season which is why everyone is getting injured”

    Injuries happen people. It’s part of the game.

  4. As a Lions fan who saw two of the team’s last three first round picks carted off the field last night….can we please just start the blasted season already?

  5. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    August 24, 2019 at 8:01 pm
    I have a question…..

    So let’s say no starters play in pre-season because of injuries.
    Then, when injuries occur in weeks 1-2, what will the response be?

    “They didn’t play in pre-season which is why everyone is getting injured”

    Injuries happen people. It’s part of the game.
    —–
    Yes, but injuries seem a lot worse when players go down in meaningless games.

  6. Yeah, it was much better in 2008 when TB12 was lost for the season in the first half of the season opener. Imagine if that would have happened in week 3 of the pre-season. THAT would have been a heart breaker…

  7. I wouldn’t play any starters in the pre season at all. I hear the argument people say about well what if they get injured in week one of the regular season and I say at least then they were injured in a meaningful game that counts toward something.

  8. Just remember you can`t have it both ways. If your on here praising these coaches for not playing starters now don`t be on here complaining about how sloppy the games are and how many penalties there are at the start of the season when teams aren`t ready to play.
    Every preseason fans cry there are more injuries than ever but injuries are not going up every season you just don`t remember last preseason. There is seldom a football game played without someone getting injured but you can`t get ready to play full speed football without any full speed reps.

  9. To many pre-season games by god ,I want my starters playing a bit in the second of two pre- season games and then let’s get ready for football!

  10. Players get hurt in full contact more than in practice…If you play fewer exhibition games you will get more games that count…THAT is the choice, the NFL will have nothing less…And games that count will have more injuries (especially to first string teams) when players are not ready to start the season…Exhibition games are for spreading the time around to many players to get experience…Some will get hurt, but actually fewer of the first string stars…Go watch golf if you don’t like it.

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