Breaking: T.J. Yates lost for season to torn ACL


The Houston Texans look to have lost quarterback T.J. Yates for the season due to an apparent ACL tear suffered against the Colts

It looks like the Houston Texans may have to turn to Brandon Weeden at quarterback if the concussion problems for Brian Hoyer continue.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle is saying that second-string quarterback T.J. Yates is most likely done for the season due to a torn ACL suffered in the teams huge win against the Indianapolis Colts.

Yates was signed off the street after the team had grown weary of babysitting their malcontent backup Ryan Mallett. Yates was able to lead the Texans to a win against the Bengals in relief of Hoyer and the team also won both games he started this season, including their first ever win in Indianapolis.

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Yates completed just 6-of-10 passes with an interception before leaving the game injured. Weeden came in and wasn’t perfect, but didn’t make any big mistakes and threw the only touchdown pass of the game for Houston, to receiver Jaelen Strong, which proved to be the difference.

Hoyer missed two games now, as well as a part of two other due to concussion problems. If these remain an issue the Texans will have to turn to yet another guy who hasn’t been with the team long.

Weeden was waived by Dallas in November and claimed by the Texans. He goes from a team last in their division to one that may be headed to the post season.