Per Houston Chronicle's Tania Ganguli, a source familiar with his condition states that Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed will miss 3-6 weeks thanks to a groin injury suffered against the Detroit Lions on Thursday. Head coach Gary Kubiak did confirm Reed, along with a few others, was having an MRI done today, but no official announcement would come from him until Monday.
Reed was covering a running back in the flat when replays caught a good look of him pulling up lame. On the sidelines, the former University of Arizona Wildcat looked to be in noticeable pain and was taken back to the locker room.
With the Texans at 10-1 and a virtual lock for the playoffs, there will not be a rush to get Reed on the field. At minimum, Reed will miss games against Tennessee, New England, and Indianapolis, but worst case scenario, he should be back for the divisional round of the AFC Playoffs, should Houston make it to that round.
First-round pick Whitney Mercilus stepped into the lineup to fill Reed's spot and should be the starter in Reed's absence.
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