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Kareem Jackson, Joe Mays to be evaluated for injuries

Injuries continue to pile up for the Texans as two starters will be closely monitored this week, according to interim head coach Wade Phillips.

Kareem Jackson could miss the Texans' next game against Oakland. Jackson left during the in the first half of Sunday's 27-24 loss to Arizona after being hurt on a run play at the end of the first quarter.

"Kareem Jackson has what they call a chest contusion," interim head coach Wade Phillips said Monday. "There is an outside possibility, from what I've heard so far, that he could play this week. I'm assuming that he would play in two weeks, but again, we'll see where he is as the week goes along."

Linebacker Joe Mays, who did not practice on Monday, will be evaluated this week for an oblique injury. Mays also left during the first half but later returned and finished with six tackles, one quarterback hit, and one pass defensed.

On Friday Arian Foster was ruled out due to a back injury that kept him out of the November 3 game against Indianapolis as well as the week of practice that followed. Phillips said Foster had a "disc problem" but did not confirm reports of season-ending surgery.

"He is not out of the season right now," Phillips said. "He's still on the roster. Now what happens with it, I can't say."

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