Texans cornerback Jacques Reeves fractured his fibula during practice on Tuesday morning and will miss 6-8 weeks. The injury will not require surgery, Texans coach Gary Kubiak said after practice on Tuesday afternoon.
Reeves was in a walking boot on his left leg at the afternoon practice. He suffered the injury when he got tangled up covering wide receiver André Davis in the end zone during morning practice.
He started all 16 games for the Texans last season, recording a team-high four interceptions.
"Any (injuries) are tough," Kubiak said. "You don't want to lose anybody. Unfortunately, it's part of this game, but you don't want to lose players."
The Texans were already down three bodies at corner before Reeves' injury. Dunta Robinson has sat out the Texans' offseason activities in a contract dispute over being named the team's franchise player. Second-year cornerback Antwaun Molden is on the Active/PUP list recovering from a foot injury that he suffered last season. Rookie Glover Quin is day-to-day with a leg bruise and hopes to return to the field soon.
Center Chris Myers also was injured during the morning practice, suffering a high-ankle sprain when a running back rolled into his leg. The team is still checking on the severity of Myers' injury.
"He's obviously going to miss some time," Kubiak said.
Backups Antoine Caldwell and Chris White will get extra reps in Myers' place. Kubiak said that right guard Mike Brisiel can move over and play center if needed as well.
"It's going to create a bunch of reps for those guys, so they'll have to step to the plate and do a good job," Kubiak said.
Tight end Anthony Hill left the end of practice on crutches with a foot injury. He was due to receive an X-ray immediately afterward. Hill was on the Active/PUP list on the first day of camp with a tweaked hamstring but had been healthy since.