Demaryius Thomas left on a medical cart during Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Yeah I feel terrible," head coach Bill O'Brien said after the game. "Demaryius is a great addition to our football team, awesome guy, much more than a football player. I don’t know what his injury is exactly, but it didn’t look good but I just feel terrible for him.”
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Deshaun Watson threw short pass to DeAndre Hopkins when Thomas was injured. Players from both the Eagles and the Texans offered their respects to the nine-year veteran receiver before he exited on the cart.
“He hasn’t been here that long but everyone looks up to him," DeAndre Hopkins said. "Everyone asks him questions, not just about football, but life questions. He’s like a big brother to a lot of guys in this locker room. Guys listened to him before he even came into this locker room, so when he came here, everyone was picking his brain. So for him to go out like the way he did, man I hated that for him because I know he loves football and he just wants to play football. That’s it. Hopefully, he heals fast but it was a tough loss."
Thomas had three catches for 37 yards in the Week 16 game at Lincoln Financial Field. After Houston lost wideout Will Fuller V to a season-ending ACL injury against Miami on Oct. 25, Thomas was acquired via trade from Denver five days later. As a Texan, Thomas started seven games and caught 23 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns.
The Houston Texans are warmed up and ready to take on the Philadelphia Eagles.