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Houston Texans Injuries: Owen Daniels Placed On "Designated To Return" Injured Reserve, Out Eight Weeks

No team likes hearing it's going to be without its starting tight end for two months. The 2013 Houston Texans are no different.

You won't be seeing any of this for at least two months.
You won't be seeing any of this for at least two months.
Doug Pensinger

After the Texans learned Owen Daniels has a non-displaced fracture of his fibula, it stood to reason they'd make a roster move. Initial reports had OD out for four to six weeks, so placing OD on injured reserve, even if designated to return, seemed unlikely.

Did I say "unlikely"? I misspoke. Forgive me. The Texans placed their star tight end on injured reserve/designated to return today. This means OD is not eligible to return to the active roster for eight (8) weeks.

Yes, eight weeks. Not the four to six initially reported. It remains to be seen what state the 2013 Houston Texans will be in two months from now when OD can return to action.

Although Garrett Graham and Ryan Griffin provide legitimate options at TE, whoever is quarterbacking this team on Sunday and for the next seven weeks is going to be without a proven weapon. Here's wishing OD a speedy and successful recovery.

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