Matt Schaub: Houston Texans QB Reportedly Cleared to Practice

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIJuly 13, 2012

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 04:  Quarterback Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans takes the field in his motorized cart during pre-game warm ups before the Houston Texans play the Atlanta Falcons at Reliant Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is finally able to work out after missing the last six weeks of the 2011 regular season, the postseason and OTAs after recovering from Lisfranc surgery on his foot. 

Paul Kuharsky of is now reporting that Schaub has been cleared to practice with the Texans once training camp starts at the end of this month. 

Schaub fractured his Lisfranc back in Week 10 last season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth fell on his leg. 

Schaub finished 2011 tossing 15 touchdowns to only six interceptions and accumulated 2,479 yards for a 96.8 quarterback rating.

With Schaub being placed on injured reserve, the Texans manged to rally off three straight wins as they clinched the AFC South crown and postseason berth—all while being quarterbacked by third-string rookie T.J. Yates. 

Houston currently stands as one of the conference favorites for the AFC in 2012, and Schaub being cleared to practice at the start of training camp is definitely good news for Houston's offense, which will be able to be in sync on day one. 


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