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Report: Tom Savage Diagnosed With Severe Sprain, Not Lost For Season

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The Texans' third string quarterback left Thursday's game against Cowboys with an apparent shoulder injury. Fortunately for Texans fans, the diagnosis is better than expected.

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Tom Savage worked around pressure all night against the Cowboys on Thursday night. Savage took a hit during the fourth quarter and landed on his shoulder, leaving the game shortly after with the trainers. It appears the injury isn't as bad as expected, as the Houston Chronicle's John McClain reports that Savage suffered a severe sprain and will be out 4-6 weeks.

Savage had shown some flashes of promise during the preseason. He posted a 63.33 completion percentage, three touchdowns, and one interception in three preseason appearances.

Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int FUM Lost
2 DEN 15 24 62.5 168 7 0 0 1 0
3 @NO 5 7 71.4 58 8.3 1 0 -- --
4 @DAL 18 29 62.1 135 4.7 2 1 1 1
Totals 38 60 63.33% 361 20 3 1 2 1

Savage is behind Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett on the Texans' depth chart. Houston will need to find a replacement for Savage for a quarter of the season.