MRI confirms torn ACL for Lamar Miller

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The Texans feared a torn ACL for running back Lamar Miller and those fears were confirmed on Sunday.

Miller went for an MRI on the knee and multiple reports say that the test showed he suffered a tear early in Saturday night’s game against the Cowboys.

That will end Miller’s season and, as he’s in the final year of his contract, it could also mark the end of his time as an active player in Houston. Miller had 716 carries for 2,934 yards and 13 touchdowns over three seasons in Houston.

The Texans traded for Duke Johnson this summer and he now is at the top of the depth chart for the Texans. Buddy Howell, Damarea Crockett, Josh Ferguson, Cullen Gillaspia, Karan Higdon and Taiwan Jones fill out the rest of the running back group and one would expect the Texans to keep an eye on other backs that might fit into their offense between now and Week One.

10 responses to “MRI confirms torn ACL for Lamar Miller

  1. I would imagine with DeShaun Watson’s need for a run game to allow him to function, this is a huge blow to their offense. If no one respect’s the run, a smart team will deploy the Pats gameplan vs Goff and the Rams in the SB. Just attack the QB and double Hopkins.

  2. From what little I’ve seen from the supposed starting OL, they are in deep trouble. Everyone thinks their line can’t be worse than last year, but so far it’s looked that way. Watson could become David Carr 2.0.
    They do need help at RB, but they need even more help on the line. They need someone (Williams?) on that line who really knows how to play his position well and can help stabilize the other guys. Right now they look like a pack of Cub Scouts could whup their tails.

  3. I hate to say it but since he’s in the last year of his contract, it does give credence to the other holdouts.

  4. Sad to see someone go down with a injury. Speedy recovery. I think Duke will excite alot of Texan fans

  5. Duke is a solid runner, and very good receiver. The real issue is their porous offensive line, even if they were to trade for a Melvin Gordon or sign one of these backs that could be cut (Shady McCoy, Yeldon,etc?) it will not matter because that line is so bad.

  6. SO, people think they’re going to saddle themselves with a holdout like Melvin Gordon when they’re already saddled with a holdout like Clowney?

    Texans can’t afford to play around wit Gordon, they’re going to have to find something cheaper. Or finally trade away Clowney and then go after Gordon…

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