Brian Hoyer "day-to-day", in concussion protocol

Brian Hoyer is going through the concussion protocol, but the Texans are hopeful he can return to action this Sunday against the Jets.

The seventh-year veteran quarterback left the Monday-nighter at Cincinnati near the end of the third quarter after showing symptoms of a concussion. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Hoyer is "day-to-day", and continues to be evaluated.

"We're hoping that he'll be able to play for us," O'Brien said on Tuesday. "But right now it's day-to-day."

T.J. Yates came into the game and tossed a 22-yard scoring strike to DeAndre Hopkins early in the

fourth quarter. Hoyer let Yates know before that possession, that the backup needed to get loose.

"He came up to me and told me to get ready," Yates said. "He knew something was wrong. He just told me get ready and go in."

O'Brien added that Hoyer suffered the concussion on the third play of the third quarter, when he was sacked by Domata Peko for a loss of two yards. After that, there were signs Hoyer wasn't himself.

"Give a lot of credit to George Godsey," O'Brien said of the offensive coordinator. "He kind of noticed it right away. He wasn't functioning correctly as to how we know he would usually function, calling the play, receiving the play, and trying to communicate it to the offense."

Hoyer completed 12-of-22 pass attempts for 123 yards. He was picked off once, when he threw deep at the end of the first half.

He and the Texans players were off on Tuesday.


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