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Mathis may be done for year

Jerome Mathis, Houston Texans wide receiverThe diagnosis for Houston Texans wide receiver Jerome Mathis is in – and it doesn’t appear to be good.  Two days of testing on Mathis’ left leg has discovered a “hot spot” in the lower part of his leg, which has been the cause of the extreme pain for Mathis during and after running drills.  The Texans are expected to put Mathis on the injured reserve list and sign WR Harry Williams from the practice squad in time for the Texans-Miami Dolphins game on Sunday.

Team head coach Gary Kubiak told Megan Manfull of the Houston Chronicle on Friday, “He has a stress-related issue in his lower leg.  Our issue right now is trying to make a decision of how long it’s going to be before he can get back on the field.  As you all know, we have tough, tough situations going on at wide receiver with a couple of other guys out. So now this is three.”  The Texans are fairly thin at WR currently and are awaiting the return of both Andre Johnson (knee sprain) and Jacoby Jones (seperated shoulder).

WR Andre Davis has been a pleasant surprise for the Texans and hope that Williams can contribute, as well.  So in essence, the next 2-3 weeks are key for the Texans in that for the team to succeed, the return of the aforementioned WR’s is important as quarterback Matt Schaub will need more options in the passing game to truly be effective.  Davis and WR Kevin Walter are OK, but they alone cannot be realistically expected to man the receiving corps by themselves.

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2 Responses to “Mathis may be done for year”

  1. Jesse says:

    Nooo not againnnnn Jerome!!!!! Well it least its not the same injury.

  2. Jesse says:

    It is true, he’s IR now…poor Mathis…

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