Whitney Mercilus posts cryptic tweet after injury

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It sounds like the season of Houston Texans’ linebacker Whitney Mercilus’ could be over.

It looks like Houston Texans’ defensive stars Whitney Mercilus and J.J. Watt suffered serious injuries during the first half of Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Watt was seen on crutches as he was getting into an ambulance to head to a local hosptial with a knee injury.

When it comes to Mercilus, he was ruled out with a chest injury.

Not too long after Mercilus was ruled out, he posted a very cryptic tweet.

Here’s what Mercilus’ entire tweet read:

"We often find ourselves questioning things that have happened to us or the positions/situations we find ourselves in…how can we say we trust God if we are constantly asking WHY? It’s time for us to exercise our FAITH and push into our PURPOSE. Stop asking WHY and start asking WHAT? God, what are you teaching me, what season are you transitioning me out of, what lesson did you want me to learn, what mountain are you moving, what level are you elevating me to, what blessings are you preparing me for and what new doors are you opening? When God manifest your WHAT, you will then know the WHY! Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. #WelcomeToGameDay #Texans #NoMerci #BeatKC #SundayNightFootball #59"

This looks like a message from a player that’s been told he’s suffered a serious injury.

My guess is that Mercilus is done for the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

Watt’s brother, T.J., posted a message on Twitter as he watched his big brother suffer what looks like a serious injury.

The Texans’ defense played well without Watt last season, but they may not be able to recover if they end up losing Mercilus for an extended period of time.

The good news for the Texans is that rookies like Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole have played great this season. Hopefully their contributions on the field will be enough to pick up the slack left behind by Whitney and Watt.

When a team’s best players get injured, it’s an opportunity for younger players to shine.

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