Losing Will Fuller is a brutal blow to the Texans’ offense.
The Houston Texans’ offense suffered a tough blow on Wednesday after losing starting wide receiver Will Fuller to a broken collarbone that will keep him out indefinitely.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news on Twitter along with Sarah Barshop.
Fuller had a pretty good rookie year in 2016 despite some struggles. But the Texans were hoping he would continue to progress and breakout during his sophomore campaign. Now they may have to wait until 2018.
Fuller finished last season with 47 receptions for 635 yards and two touchdowns. Not bad, but also not great.
With Fuller out, that the Texans have to look for Braxton Miller and Jaelan Strong to pick up the slack left behind by Fuller.
The 23 year-old Strong has plenty of potential but has been held back due to his injuries during his first two NFL seasons. He will now have truly have a chance to step up and have a big season for the Texans in 2017.
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The Texans will also need one of their young receivers to step into the No. 4 spot. That could end up being Wendall Williams, who has looked good so far this summer.
It will be interesting to see whether not Houston decides to place Fuller on temporary injured reserve since he suffered the injury so early on in camp. There’s always the chance he could return by November or December.
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