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For the entire run of this franchise, the Texans have never had a playmaking NFL-caliber safety. $20 million later, they finally have one in Danieal Manning. Unfortunately for Houston, Manning came up holding his hamstring after his second interception of the season to bust up a potential big play.
I noticed it before a lot of others on Twitter, but sure enough, after a commercial, we see Manning being loaded onto a cart and taken to the locker room.
Later in the game, he's on the sideline in street clothes and resting on crutches. I can't begin to explain how big of a loss this is. If rookie Shiloh Keo has to play meaningful snaps against teams with better quarterback play, the defense could be in big trouble.
There's still no official work on Manning, but it obviously doesn't look good.