Houston Texans: Greg Mancz undergoes surgery after injury plagued season
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans reserve offensive lineman Greg Mancz had ankle surgery after dealing with multiple ailments through the 2019 season.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that Greg Mancz had arthroscopic ankle surgery after playing in a sparse role with the Houston Texans due to multiple injuries. Mancz dealt with an ankle injury in the preseason that sidelined for the first two games of the regular season and a concussion that forced him to miss five games.
Mancz played the second least amount of games in his career with only nine appearances since his rookie season in 2015 in which he was only active for three games due to an ongoing knee injury that temporarily placed him on the injured reserve.
As an undrafted free agent from the 2015 draft, Mancz has been able to stay on the roster for six seasons due to his plug and play ability in the Texans offensive line. Although Mancz had a down season in terms of health, he is one of the Texans better depth options on the offensive line.
Mancz has the tools to play center, guard, or serve as a sixth lineman in running situations, and falls in line with the mantra of head coach Bill O’Brien of the ability to play multiple positions as a football player.
Mancz is entering the final year of the deal he signed with the Texans in 2018 and will need a bounce-back year in terms of health to earn another contract with Houston or the other 31 NFL teams.