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Houston Texans Injuries: Danieal Manning Reportedly Out 6-8 Weeks (UPDATE: Manning Has "Significant Knee Injury")

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The Texans reportedly lost starting strong safety Danieal Manning to a right leg injury in the loss to the Rams.

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The results are in and Danieal Manning will miss 6-8 weeks after hyperextending his right knee. His knee was twisted around sometime in the third quarter.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>danieal manning&#39;s hyperextended knee RT <a href="https://twitter.com/PatDStat">@PatDStat</a>: Different angle. Ouch. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a> <a href="http://t.co/9ZmSCGLCNr">pic.twitter.com/9ZmSCGLCNr</a></p>&mdash; Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) <a href="https://twitter.com/taniaganguli/statuses/389595939637583872">October 14, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Texans lose safety Danieal Manning for 6-8 weeks.</p>&mdash; NFL Access (@NFL_Access) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL_Access/statuses/389806768978935808">October 14, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Shortly after Manning went down, Shiloh Keo was burned by Jared Cook on a 34 yard pass that set up another Rams' touchdown, which made the game 24-6. Manning was also replaced by Keshawn Martin in the return game. Martin, of course, fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Daren Bates returned it for a touchdown, changing the score again to 31-6.

Manning will be replaced by either Shiloh Keo or D.J. Swearinger for this week's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

UPDATE: Tania Ganguli talked to Manning. He says he doesn't know the extent of the injury or how much time he'll miss yet.

UPDATE II: Gary Kubiak briefly addressed Manning's status at his Monday presser. As you can imagine, it was not positive:

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