Houston Texans continue to struggle with injuries throughout the preseason.
Injuries continue to pile up for the Houston Texans as they lost two players to injuries in their third preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. Texans lost their lead back, Lamar Miller, in his first preseason game in 2019 as he attempted to run downfield against the Cowboys’ defense.
He was hit awkwardly by defensive lineman Maliek Collins and stayed on the ground as he was unable to walk off the field under his power. Miller was eventually carted off the field by Texans training staff, but his injury was an embodiment of their preseason up to this point. It is yet to be confirmed what is the gravity of Miller’s knee injury, but the violent nature of that play is enough to question if he will be able to suit for the 2019 season.
Zach Fulton was also removed early after suffering an injury in the first half. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that Fulton was pulled for the remainder of the game with a turf toe injury that is not expected to keep him sidelined for an extended period of time.
Fulton was pegged as one of the starters on the offensive line, and his minor injury is great news after the Texans have been dealt bad hand after bad hand through the preseason.
Texans second-year tackle, David Steinmetz, is one of the players already expected to be out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a broken ankle. The coaching and training staff will have to continue to monitor the players’ health as they are working to keep the players in the best possible shape ahead of their season opener.