Derek Newton responds via Twitter

Derek Newton thankful for support
Derek Newton is usually soft-spoken in person and even quieter on social media. However, on Wednesday he reached out via Twitter to thank the multitude of teammates, players, fans, and supporters who have wished him well since being carted off the field during Monday Night Football.

Derek Newton is usually soft-spoken in person and even quieter on social media.

However, the six-year veteran reached out via Twitter to thank the multitude of teammates, players, fans, and supporters who have wished him well since he was carted off the field during Monday Night Football.

The Texans starting right tackle, injured in the first quarter of the Texans Week 7 game against the Denver Broncos, was placed on season-ending injured reserve the same day. Neither the team nor Newton has officially released the nature of his injury, but it appeared to be serious as both of Newton's legs were placed in air casts. He needed the assistance of a few teammates, as well as medical personnel, to load him onto the cart. 

"My goal is to prepare for a recovery that some have deemed impossible, but I know through an abundant faith that I will make it through this test victorious because I am not alone," Newton wrote via Twitter.

The Texans signed tackle Jeff Adams, in his second year out of Columbia, in a corresponding roster move on Wednesday. In 2015, Adams started at left guard against Kansas City in the season opener and at right tackle the following week at Carolina before suffering a season-ending injury.

The Texans signed Derek Newton on Monday.

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