Houston Texans face tough challenge with injuries at safety

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The Houston Texans face a tough task against the Indianapolis Colts with several injuries in the secondary.

The Houston Texans announced their weekly injury report indicating in what capacity the players are practicing. Safeties Justin Reid and Mike Adams were listed on the injury report as players that were not expected to practice since they are expected to undergo the NFL concussion protocol.

Concussions are complicated injuries to predict as the symptoms could last from one to several weeks, depending on the severity of the injury. Texans reserve offensive lineman Greg Mancz missed five games as he dealt with a concussion that he suffered against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4.

With that being said, it will be tough that Reid and Adams clear the NFL concussion protocol in time to be ready for Thursday night as the Texans face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12 of the regular season. Houston will have to go into this game with the possibility that they will be going in without two of their five safeties on the roster.

Tashaun Gipson’s availability also remains in the air after being listed with an ongoing back injury that has made him miss two of the last three games. Texans have two healthy safeties on the roster in Jahleel Addae and A.J. Moore entering Week 12 that Houston will have to count on to start if the three injured safeties can’t suit up.

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It isn’t out of the question that the Texans bring in another safety, given the injuries that are on the roster with a short week of recovery.