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Brian Hoyer evaluated for concussion

Brian Hoyer's status after Sunday night's 27-6 loss to New England is still uncertain.

Hoyer exited the game late in the fourth quarter and headed to the locker room to be evaluated for a possible concussion. The Texans starting quarterback was sacked on fourth-and-3 with 9:54 left in the game. Head coach Bill O'Brien did not confirm after the game whether or not Hoyer had suffered a concussion on the play.

"I don't know yet," head coach Bill O'Brien said after the game. "I'm not sure. It looked that way, but I'm not sure."

Hoyer was 11-of-22 for 155 yards and a passer rating of 73.1. He was sacked five times in the loss and was held without a passing touchdown for just the second time this year. His 49-yard pass to Nate Washington in the first quarter was a season-long for both players.

After Hoyer's injury, T.J. Yates entered the game for just one series in the loss, finishing 1-of-2 for four yards. Hoyer also suffered a concussion on Nov. 16 at Cincinnati and was inactive the following week against the Jets as Yates got the start.

Whether or not Hoyer misses time in practice this week, not much will change for Yates leading up to Sunday's game in Indianapolis.

"(I) prepare the same way every single week," Yates said. "Just might get a few more reps in practice but I'm going to go about it the same way I always have."

The (6-7) Texans travel to Indianapolis next Sunday to face the (6-7) Colts. Kickoff is set for noon CT.

Check out action shots from Sunday night's game against the Patriots.

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