The Houston Texans will be without Brian Hoyer Sunday against Indianapolis as he recovers from his second concussion of the season
Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer will miss his second game this season due to a concussion, an announcement the team made official Wednesday. Hoyer suffered the head injury during their Sunday Night Football game in which the team lost to the New England Patriots 27-6.
It was just one month ago, on November 16th when Hoyer suffered his last concussion on Monday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals. Backup quarterback T.J. Yates filled in for Hoyer and threw the game winning touchdown against the Bengals. He then led them to a win the following week against the New York Jets.
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The Colts are also suffering through quarterback issues as their original starter, Andrew Luck looks like he’s still not ready to go. Luck didn’t play against Houston when the two met at NRG Stadium in October. 40-year old veteran Matt Hasselbeck was at the helm, and guided Indy to a 27-20 win.
Now as the second matchup, with sole possession of first place in the AFC South on the line, approaches the Colts expect Hasselbeck to be “available,” but he has been banged up over the last couple of games. If Hasselbeck can’t go, the team would have to turn to Charlie Whitehurst.
While concussions are always scary in the NFL, they are becoming significantly more worrisome for Hoyer. This is the fifth time in his career that he has suffered through a concussion, and the veteran reportedly is starting to become concerned by the injuries.