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Daniels Officially Done for 09 With a Torn ACL

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The Texans were finally able to find their offense in the fourth quarter Sunday in their 31-10 win over the Bills, but did it without star tight end Owen Daniels. The TE is done for the season as he tore his ACL in his knee, and it’s been confirmed by the teams head coach – Gary Kubiak.

“O.D. tore his ACL,” coach Kubiak said today. “I visited here with him about an hour ago, before he left. They’re going to let the swelling go down over the course of the next 10-12 days and then schedule surgery, so surgery will probably be in about two weeks.

“Obviously, he’s done for the season and [that’s] a big blow to our football team. I just feel bad for him. Boy, he was having a tremendous season — a special football season and we’re going to miss him big time. He’ll get well. He’ll be back. He’s a worker. He’ll be back better than ever.”

Daniels this season had 40 catches for 519 yards and five touchdowns. He was the teams biggest target outside of Andre Johnson, and he will be missed by Matt Schaub and the teams offense.


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