Unfortunately, the Houston Texans and Ryan Mallett are apparently facing the worst-case scenario as it pertains to Mallett's pectoral injury. John McClain tweets:
Just left Texans dressing room and I'm told Mallett is out for rest of season.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) November 24, 2014
Mark Berman follows up:
The Texans have yet to say anything but it's my understanding Ryan Mallett is expected to undergo surgery and his season is over.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 24, 2014
This is obviously awful news for both the Texans and Mallett, especially for the latter, having finally gotten his chance to start and in a contract year. We'll have plenty of time to discuss how this impacts both the team and the player going forward. In the meantime, here's wishing Ryan Mallett a full recovery.
Bill O'Brien will now have to guide his squad through the remaining five games of the 2014 regular season with either Ryan Fitzpatrick or Tom Savage under center.
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