On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!

    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

News

Print
RSS

LB Sharpton out for season with quad injury

Posted Oct 30, 2011

The weekly injury bug hit the Texans again on Sunday, this time sidelining linebacker Darryl Sharpton for the rest of the season with a torn quadriceps.


Texans inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton tore a tendon in his quadriceps on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season.

A second-year pro out of Miami (Fla.), Sharpton was injured early in the second quarter of the Texans’ 24-14 victory over Jacksonville at Reliant Stadium. Coach Gary Kubiak called it “a very strange injury” and said that Sharpton will need to have surgery.

“He's a very physical player," Kubiak said. "He’s been playing really well for us on special teams. The hard thing is – and I went out on the field and I can picture his face right now – the only thing that can hold him back from being a heck of a player in this league is injury... He’s a reckless player and his body gets nicked and stuff but he always plays through it, and then I’ll be darned, this happens to him. I just feel so bad for players like that.”

Sharpton had nine tackles in the first seven games. He had been rotating with starting Mike linebacker DeMeco Ryans, who is still working his way back from last season’s Achilles injury and a preseason elbow injury.

Ryans played as much as he had all season on Sunday and recorded four tackles.

“We’ve been giving him a break with Sharp, and Sharp has been playing very well,” Kubiak said. “DeMeco continues to come along physically… Obviously, we’re going to ask him to take his full load back, and we may have to do some things as a team to get him some help in here defensively because we’re going to be another body short.”

Tim Dobbins, a sixth-year veteran, is the Texans' only remaining healthy backup at inside linebacker.

This is the Texans’ third season-ending injury in the last four weeks. Pro Bowl outside linebacker Mario Williams went out in Week 5 with a pectoral injury, and safety Dominique Barber suffered a broken leg one week later. Wide receiver Andre Johnson, fullback James Casey and free safety Danieal Manning also have been injured over the last five games.

“It’s been one a week for us,” Kubiak said. “I think it’s five weeks in a row now. We’ve got some challenges ahead of us… What’s it been, three starters and arguably our best special teams player (Barber)? And then here goes Sharpton. It’s been tough, but our expectation is the next guy goes in and we’ve got to keep playing.”

Twitter.com/NickScurfield

Recent News

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