Will Fuller V will be out for the remainder of the 2018 season, head coach Bill O'Brien announced Friday. Fuller tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and will undergo surgery.
"Most importantly, for right now I'm very disappointed for Will because Will's a great guy, has really been playing at a high level," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "So, just disappointed for Will."
During the fourth quarter of the Texans 42-23 win over the Miami Dolphins, Fuller suffered the injury while running a deep route in the endzone. The Texans third-year wideout caught five passes for a team-high 124 yards receiving and a career-long 73-yard touchdown before exiting the game.
The Texans may not find a replacement for Fuller's speed and downfield capabilities, but they do have options to help bolster their offense.
"Yeah, I would add (Sammie) Coates, Vyncint Smith, tight ends, backs," O'Brien said. "That's kind of what I was saying. There's a lot of guys in that locker room that can help fill the void."
Through seven games this season, Fuller recorded 32 receptions for 503 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He has now caught 11 touchdowns in 11 games played with Deshaun Watson.
The Houston Texans defeated the Miami Dolphins at NRG Stadium for Week 8 of the 2018 NFL season.