The Houston Texans are finally getting some good news on the injury front as star left tackle Duane Brown said he intends to play Sunday against the Vikings
Finally some good news for the Houston Texans. Their star left tackle Duane Brown has been sidelined since tearing a quadriceps tendon in the 2015 season finale.
According to reports, that will no longer be the case as Brown has said he intends to be on the filed this Sunday.
"“[I’m] very excited,” Brown said via Sarah Barshop of ESPN. “I love this game, I love to be out there with my teammates. I love competing. Being sidelined for almost nine months now, it’s been tough.“It was very difficult. It was the toughest injury I’ve had in my career, and to have it going into Year 9, it’s taxing on your body. But mentally I had the right frame of mind going into it. It’s just been a grind.”"
Brown’s return couldn’t have come at a better time. On Sunday the Texans travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings, a stellar defensive group. To date in 2016, the Vikings are surrendering just 12.5 points per contest and they already have 15 sacks on the season. Not exactly the team you want your franchise book end to be a spectator in.
Due to the severity of his injury, the team debated putting Brown on the physically unable to perform list, which would have kept him out until Week 6. Instead, they opted to keep him on the active roster and now they will have him available just a little sooner.
Houston has struggled to protect quarterback Brock Osweiler at times this season. There has also been a lack of running lanes for running back Lamar Miller.
One guy can’t fix all the woes on the line, but it surely can’t hurt to have their best lineman back.