Oct 13, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) warms up before a game against the St. Louis Rams at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans' QB Matt Schaubs's status depends on his health

If Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub does not start Sunday’s game against the Chiefs in Kansas City, it won’t be because the former Virginia Cavaliers’ signal caller has been benched. It will because of the injuries he suffered in Sunday’s 38-13 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

Schaub left the game with a leg injury and was replaced by former North Carolina Tar Heel T.J. Yates.

Yates filled in for an injured Schaub in the 2012 postseason and helped lead the Texans to a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

“He’s very sore and beat up in the leg, ankle, everywhere,” Texans head coach Gary Kubiak told reporters Monday via Mike Wilkening of Pro Football Talk.

Kubiak also said Schaub was “getting some injections” and whether or not he plays would be an “end of the week decision.”

“We’ll have to see where he’s at, but probably got a little bit lucky there,” Kubiak added.

Schaub’s 2013 season has been an absolute disaster. The 10-year veteran has completed 150 of 233 passes for 1,552 yards with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions while the Texans have struggled to a 2-4 record.

Yates, a three-year veteran, is 15-of-22 for 113 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions in relief.

The Texans and Chiefs will kick off at 4:25 pm EST.


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