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The injury bug is spreading like an actual disease in Houston and quarterback Matt Schaub is the latest victim.
The remainder of Schaub’s season is in serious jeopardy after he suffered a Lisfranc joint injury in his right foot, according to the Associated Press. Schaub injured his foot on a quarterback sneak. The injury to Schaub is the third to a major star in Houston this season. Outside linebacker Mario Williams has been on injured reserve since Week 6 and star receiver Andre Johnson has missed the team’s past six games. Johnson will return after the Texans’ bye week but he will now have lefty backup Matt Leinart throwing to him.
The former Heisman winner will now be under center for the AFC South-leading Texans as they chase their first playoff appearance in team history. Leinart’s last start was Week 12 of 2009. He threw for 220 yards, hitting 21 of 31 pass attempts with no touchdowns or interceptions.
Outside of Houston, this hurts the most for those that had Schaub on their fantasy teams. Schaub was off to a nice fantasy year, ranking 12th overall in points thus far according to ESPN standard leagues.
Hopefully you have a suitable backup because Leinart is not likely to carry your team. Expect Houston to rely on its 5th ranked rushing offense and game-managing from Leinart.
Like the Texans, your team is now in the hands of a backup as the season hits its final stretch.