On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Mar. 24, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT Bayou Greenway Day Get to know your bayou at Bayou Greenway Day, a FREE outdoor festival with games music, giveaways and more. Experience the beauty of the Bayou Greenways while enjoying free activities, hosted by Houston Parks Board and other community organizations. Houston Texans Cheerleaders and TORO will be kicking off the opening ceremonies from 11:30-12:30 PM.
  • Sun., Mar. 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT 5th Annual Kite Festival Come join us for inflatables and interactive games!
  • Sun., Apr. 08, 2018 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT McDonald's Children's Festival Come spin the wheel to win great Texans prizes!
  • Sat., Apr. 14, 2018 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM CDT 2018 Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

    Here is your chance to become a Houston Texans Cheerleader!

    • Perform in front of 70,000+ Texans Fans
    • See the world on military tours and special appearances
    • National television exposure
    • Make lifelong friends
    • Be a part of the most exciting cheerleading team in the NFL!
    Tryout for FREE!
  • Sat., Apr. 28, 2018 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff volunteer alongside Texans fans. Check out the many organizations with whom you can volunteer!



Duane Brown has bone bruise, should return soon

Posted Aug 1, 2012

X-rays on left tackle Duane Brown's left ankle were negative, revealing nothing more than a bone bruise.

The Texans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday afternoon as they found out left tackle Duane Brown had nothing more than a bone bruise in his lower left leg. He will not miss a significant amount of time.

Brown, a second-team All-Pro in 2011, injured his left ankle in practice on Wednesday morning and had to be taken to a hospital for X-rays.

“We’re lucky,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “Arian (Foster) made a cut, and (Brown) was engaged and he got kicked. It scares you, but he’s fine. He’s got a bad bruise. He’s probably going to miss a couple days, and we’ll be smart with him through the week. Oh, boy. He’s an important piece of the puzzle… You sure to hate to lose guys that way, but he’s going to be fine.“

Brown said after the Texans’ Wednesday afternoon practice that he was “pretty sore” but that the injury was “nothing major.”

“(It was) extremely scary,” Brown said. “I’ve been blessed not to get hurt that often, so whenever you go down and it’s kind of hard for you to walk the next play, it’s extremely scary. When I got the X-rays and everything came back negative, I was extremely relieved.

“I don’t expect to be out too long. I’ll be out there soon.”

Brown said he got a text message from quarterback Matt Schaub while he was still at the hospital, with Schaub saying he was happy to hear that everything was OK. Brown allowed only 2.5 sacks last season, and Schaub said Friday that he thinks Brown has molded himself into the best left tackle in the NFL.

“We’re really relieved to know that it’s nothing too serious, that he’s going to be just fine,” Schaub said. “You hate to see anyone go down for any length of time, but just glad he’s going to be fine.”

Rashad Butler will work as the Texans' starting left tackle while Brown is out. Derek Newton will practice as the starting right tackle. The two players are competing for a starting job on the right side.


Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

Trending Now

Recent News