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Houston Texans Injury News: Update On Brandon Brooks

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The Texans suddenly found themselves without one of their starting offensive lineman shortly before kickoff in Buffalo yesterday. Find out what was wrong and when he's expected back on Battle Red Blog.

Get well, big fella.
Get well, big fella.
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Brandon Brooks, the Texans' starting right guard, was a late scratch from yesterday's game against the Bills after he left Ralph Wilson Stadium in an ambulance. Initial reports were that Brooks appeared to be fighting some sort of illness.

Oday Aboushi started in Brooks' place at right guard.  Although I do recall Aboushi having a penalty early, I thought he played relatively well in relief of Brooks.  Still, Aboushi ain't Brooks, who's one of the better guards in the entire NFL.

Whatever Brooks was dealing with, the problem was severe enough that he did not fly home to Houston with his teammates after the game.

He is, however, expected back in Houston tonight.

Whether Brandon Brooks will be back in the lineup when the Patriots take the field at NRG Stadium on Sunday night is still unknown.

The Texans will need all hands on deck against the Patriots this week, so here's hoping for a speedy and full recovery.

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