On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Jul. 27, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans All Access on Texans Radio

    Tune into Texans All Access on Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 every weekday (Monday - Friday) during the offseason from 6 PM - 7 PM to get the lastest Texans news straight from all the Texans Insiders like Marc Vandermeer, John Harris, Drew Dougherty & Deepi Sidhu.

    There are also special Texans guests and exclusive interviews with Texans players and personnel, plus major events and happenings with the Texans in the community!

    You can also listen to Texans Radio on Texans 24 at www.TexansRadio.com if you miss a show.

  • Fri., Jul. 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans All Access on Texans Radio

    Tune into Texans All Access on Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 every weekday (Monday - Friday) during the offseason from 6 PM - 7 PM to get the lastest Texans news straight from all the Texans Insiders like Marc Vandermeer, John Harris, Drew Dougherty & Deepi Sidhu.

    There are also special Texans guests and exclusive interviews with Texans players and personnel, plus major events and happenings with the Texans in the community!

    You can also listen to Texans Radio on Texans 24 at www.TexansRadio.com if you miss a show.

  • Sat., Jul. 29, 2017 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360 TV Show Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.
  • Sat., Aug. 05, 2017 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360 TV Show Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.
  • Sat., Aug. 19, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT Jr Cheerleaders pres. by Texas Children's Hospital

    Registration is Now Open for Houston Texans Jr. Cheerleaders!

    Has your little cheerleader always wanted to perform in front of thousands?
    Now's their chance!   

    Houston Texans Jr. Cheerleaders presented by Texas Children's Hospital

    Performance:
    Texans vs New England Patriots
    During pregame ceremonies
    Saturday, August 19, 2017
    7:00 PM Kickoff

    Mandatory Rehearsal:
    Sunday, August 13, 2017
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Check-in
    2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Rehearsal
    Houston Methodist Training Center


    Registration is $199 per child and includes a Houston Texans Jr. Cheerleaders uniform, poms, Texans hair bow, post-performance dinner, online instructional video, souvenir performance DVD, and MUCH MORE!

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/cheerleaders/junior-cheer.html

  • Tue., Aug. 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon pres. by Amegy Bank of Texas

    The Houston Texans Team Luncheon is set for Tuesday, August 329 from noon – 2pm with the entire Texans team.  Hear from Head Coach Bill O’Brien and top Texans players as they prepare for the 2017 season!

    Table/Ticket Info - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/team-luncheon.html

News

Print
RSS

Duane Brown leaves practice with left ankle injury

Posted Aug 1, 2012

Texans left tackle Duane Brown left practice with an injury to his left ankle on Wednesday morning at the Methodist Training Center.

Duane Brown

Texans left tackle Duane Brown suffered a left ankle injury in practice on Wednesday morning.

Brown was hurt on a running play during 9-on-7s when a teammate fell into his leg. He stayed on the field for one more snap before walking off under his own power. After trainers iced down his ankle on the sideline, Brown was carted across the street to Reliant Stadium for an MRI to determine the severity of the injury.

“He got rolled up, kind of got hit on the outside of his leg,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “It’s part of football, unfortunately. We’ll hold our breath. Hopefully, he’s OK.”

Brown, who's entering his fifth season and the final year of his rookie contract, was named second-team All-Pro in 2011 after allowing just 2.5 sacks. The Texans practiced in full pads on Wednesday at the Methodist Training Center.

“Hell, it’s tough,” Kubiak said. “You’ve got to battle to get better playing football; you’ve got to put these pads on and get after it to be a good team. You hold your breath every play. I’m just trying to sit here and think positive. I think the fact that he did play a few more plays, he did walk off the field on his own, is a positive sign, and hopefully I’ll be smiling at 2:45.”

Losing Brown for a significant period of time would be a major blow to the Texans' offense, which is already replacing two starters on the right side of the offensive line.

“Duane crosses that line from just being a good, solid player,” offensive line coach John Benton said. “He’s really an offensive weapon for us, so that really hurts (to see him leave practice). Hopefully, he’s OK and he’s back quickly.”

Rashad Butler played the remainder of Wednesday morning's practice in Brown’s place. Derek Newton worked as the starting right tackle.

Butler, who started four games at left tackle when Brown was suspended in 2010, is competing with Newton for the starting right tackle job. The seventh-year pro has been with the Texans since 2007 and was the team’s backup swing tackle from 2009-11, so he has experience on both sides.

“Rashad’s played in games for us at left tackle as a starter and he’s done a good job,” Benton said. “Full confidence he can handle the job out there. He and Newton were competing, and if they both have to be starters, then that’s how we go.”

Twitter.com/NickScurfield

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

Trending Now

Recent News