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Brown Undergoes Surgery
Wednesday, Jan. 6
Deepi Sidhu of Texans Radio reported Brown underwent successful surgery.
Brown Diagnosed with Torn Tendon
Sunday, Jan. 3
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that Brown has a tear in his right quadriceps that will keep him out of the postseason.
Brown Carted Off in Texans' Finale
Sunday, Jan. 3
Brown was injured on a five-yard run by Alfred Blue near the end of the first quarter. He was down on the field for several minutes, and the Texans emptied the sideline to check on their teammate. Brown was placed on a cart and taken to the locker room before being ruled out for the game.
Brown's Injury a Major Blow to Texans Offense
Brown's absence could not come at a worse time, as the Texans clinched the AFC South on Sunday and will host the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card matchup.
Houston will be without its blindside protector and best overall offensive lineman. The 2008 first-round pick has spent his entire career with the Texans, earning three Pro Bowl berths. Pro Football Focus rated Brown as the 17th-best offensive tackle in football this season.
Making the situation even more disconcerting from Brown's perspective is his contract. Houston can save $7 million on its 2016 salary cap by cutting him this offseason, per Spotrac. The seriousness of the injury may make the Texans consider such a move, though Brown is their longest-tenured player.