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Tom Savage to miss "significant time"

Tom Savage is expected to miss "significant time," after suffering a shoulder injury in last night's 21-14 preseason loss in Dallas. Head coach Bill O'Brien says the second-year quarterback won't require surgery, but is still being evaluated by the medical team.

"He's meeting with our doctors and probably doing a couple of MRI's and things like that to try to see exactly where it's at and how long he'll miss," O'Brien. "So I don't have any definitive details on that other than it's a shoulder."

With just two healthy quarterbacks on the active roster, the team is still evaluating the need for adding a third, depending on Savage's status.

"I think it's a discussion that we're having, whether to go out and possibly get a third quarterback or maybe have a quarterback on the practice squad, something like that," O'Brien said. "That's something that we're talking about right now. We haven't made a final decision on that."

Savage left the game with 7:15 remaining and was replaced by Ryan Mallett. Savage was 18-of-29 passes for 135 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Through four preseason games, Savage completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 458 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception for a passer rating of 92.0.

The Texans kickoff their regular season schedule on Sunday, September 13 against Kansas City at 12 noon.

Check out photos from the Texans preseason finale against the Cowboys.

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