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Matt Schaub Speaks About His Injury

Matt Schaub took to the airwaves yesterday, as he had to reschedule his usual Monday morning spot on 610 to get what's become The MRI Heard Around Space City. John McClain has the highlights of the interview. As you might expect, Schaub didn't sound very optimistic about his chances of playing again this season.

"Of course, I’m holding out hope," Schaub said Tuesday during his weekly appearance on Sports Radio 610. "I’m not one to give in to anything like this that easily.

"It doesn’t look good. My foot is pretty much the size of a cinder block right now, but we’re going to search out some other opinions and do as much as we can to get it right and see what will happen."

Schaub went on to confirm that it was Albert Haynesworth who took him out. He's far more magnanimous about it than Texans fans are:

"It wasn’t deliberate," Schaub said. "Anytime you run a sneak, there’s going to be a pile.

"I’m extremely frustrated. I’m pretty bummed, to put it lightly, especially on such a small play like a quarterback sneak out of the end zone. If it had to happen, I wish that it had been me diving over a pile."

Finally, don't count Schaub among those who are concerned that Matt Leinart won't be able to handle the job of leading your Houston Texans' offense (though admittedly, there's no chance Schaub would ever say he didn't believe in Leinart):

"There’s no question that he’ll take that baton and run with it," Schaub said. "Matt’s extremely prepared. This won’t be his first rodeo in this league. He’s on top of our offense. In the face of battle, he’ll have a poise about him. He’ll get the ball to the right guy."

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"I can’t speak about him when he played for Arizona, but since he got here, he’s worked very, very hard," Schaub said. "He got up at dawn and started watching film with me at 7 in the morning.

"He’s going to understand what defenses are doing. His teammates will rally around him. I have all the confidence in the world that he can lead the team to the playoffs and beyond."