You have to wonder if Houston Texans’ running back Tyler Ervin will ever be the same player again.
Houston Texans’ second-year running back Tyler Ervin suffered a torn patellar tendon during Sunday’s blow out win over the Tennessee Titans.
Ervin will undergo surgery and is expected to be placed on injured reserve. His season is now officially over
Ervin went down during a punt return in the first quarter of Sunday’s game. He’s such a vital part of the Texans’ roster.
Ervin has helped the Texans as a running back, wide receiver and a returner this season.
The Texans used a fourth round pick in the 2016 on Ervin, who played his college ball at San Jose State.
Texans’ rookie wide receiver Chris Thompson is expected to replace Ervin on special teams.
While it’s unfortunate to see Ervin go down for the season, the biggest concern right now will be whether or not his career could be over.
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While many NFL players come back from torn patellar tendons, their careers are never the same and they often don’t last very long.
Former New York Giants’ wide receiver Victor Cruz suffered a torn patella tendon a few years ago and is now out of NFL after it became apparent that he’s no longer the player he once was.
While Ervin isn’t a star player, his injury could really hurt the Texans as this rolls on.
Comment below and tell us how you think Ervin’s injury will affect the Texans. Can Thompson get it done on kick returns?