According to Yahoo! Sports, Glenn Earl and Jason Horton are lost for the year - Earl with a crushing injury (lis-franc injury) and Horton with a broken forearm requiring surgery. Earl has been a staple, if a slightly underaverage one, for several years in the Texans' secondary and a major contributor on special teams. Horton is an undrafted 27 year-old free agent out of NC A&T who spent 04 and 05 in Green Bay. Can I please have my meeting with Mr. Gooddell, once Adam Jones leaves, regarding the elimination of at least two preseason games? Thank you.
A lis franc injury is a serious matter. According to this site, it generally consists of ligament damage and/or a fracture between the forefoot and midfoot, with degenerative arthritis as a significantly complicating consequence in many cases. To illustrate just how devastating this injury can be depending on its severity, I have two words for you: Duce Staley.