Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens: Duane Brown status is uncertain


Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown (76) prepares for a game against the Cincinnati Bengals before the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Chronicle is reporting Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown could miss the third game of the season at Baltimore this Sunday.

As Brown said to CSN Houston, he has turf toe. He’ll be a game-time decision.

Brown is a six-year NFL veteran and has started in both games this season. The 28-year old has started every game the past two seasons, and had missed just four games in his NFL career since the 2008.

The four games Brown has missed came during the ’10 season where Brown made 12 starts and played in 12 games.

If Brown is unable to play with the turf toe injury, Ryan Harris is listed next on the Texans’ depth chart.

Harris is a six-year NFL veteran and has played in two games this season, with no starts. In two seasons with the Texans (he spent four seasons with the Denver Broncos), Harris has started two games. For his career, Harris has 36 starts and has played in 64 regular season games.

Losing Brown could be a big loss for the offense. Any time one of the starting offensive line go do it can and usually throws off the flow of the offensive line. If Brown is unable to play, the left tackle spot will be a must-watch spot this Sunday in Baltimore. It will also be interesting to see how this affects the rushing game of the Texans against the Ravens’ defense.

Kickoff for the game is 1 p.m. on CBS.