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Houston Texans Injury Update: Lonnie Ballentine Out For Season With Leg Injury

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The Texans' safety position just got a bit thinner. The former Mr. Irrelevant will miss the rest of the season.

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Lonnie Ballentine suffered a "significant" leg injury in the fourth quarter of yesterday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The second-year safety was carted off the field after colliding with a Jaguars receiver.

After coming off injured reserve last year, clawing his way back to the active roster, biding his time behind Quintin Demps and Eddie Pleasant, Ballentine finally got a real shot, but it has been cut short.

Brutal, brutal luck.

The Texans still have Andre Hal, a converted cornerback, starting at safety next to Rahim Moore. Hal had two interceptions, including a pick six against the Jaguars. But Ballentine seemed prime to carve himself a role.

Now Ballentine will have to heal up and rehab again and wait for next year.  Wish him luck on Twitter!

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