Houston Texans have lost the services of star linebacker Darryl Sharpton after the player got injured on the first series of the second quarter. According to the Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, Sharpton is suffering from a “torn quad tendon”.
Early medical reports from the Texans’ medical staff have confirmed the injury. They have also confirmed Kubiak’s claim of Sharpton being out and injured for the season. Early scans have revealed that Sharpton has ruptured his quad tendon because of which he will miss the rest of the season.
Sharpton was gradually cementing his place in the first team where he was playing behind DeMeco Ryans. Sharpton got injured during a 4-yard tackle run by Maurice Jones-Drew. Soon after the initial diagnosis, Texans medical team announced that Sharpton will have to undergo surgery after which he will be placed in the injured reserve.
Texans are slowly growing short of linebackers as Sharpton follows Mario Williams to the sidelines. Williams has also been placed on the injured reserve after rupturing his pectoral muscle.
Kubiak was all praise for the work Sharpton had been doing out in the field for the Texans. Kubiak stated that the linebacker was in good form and he hoped Sharpton recovered soon. In a press statement, Kubiak said, “He'd been playing very well. I feel terrible for him. He's another player lost that we'll have to replace.”
Later, Texans’ official Twitter account also posted about Sharpton’s injury. The Tweet read, “LB Darryl Sharpton tore a quad tendon and is done for the year. He'll have to get surgery. Get well soon, Darryl!”
Sharpton’s injury occurred in the matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Reliant Stadium, which the Texans eventually won with a score line of 24-14. Texans are now 5-3 and into Week 9.
Texans’ next encounter will be up against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Browns will travel to Houston’s Reliant Stadium after a tough 20-10 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers.