Your Houston Texans lost two of their best three defensive players in the Sunday Night Football loss to the Chiefs tonight. Whitney Mercilus got hurt first and left the field with a “chest injury.” Then J.J. Watt got hurt on the same series and was eventually determined to have suffered a season-ending leg injury.
Now we’ve learned that Mercilus’ injury is also of the season-ending variety, because when it rains it pours.
#Texans Whitney Mercilus has a torn pectoral and will be out for the year. Huge blow to maybe the most underrated pass rushers in the NFL.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 9, 2017
Whitney Mercilus has a torn pectoral. Will require surgery. Out for the season.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) October 9, 2017
Texans fans may remember Torn Pectoral from such prior works as Mario Williams’ 2011 season.
To recap: J.J. Watt is gone. Whitney Mercilus is gone. You, fellow fan of our Houston Texans, should probably make liberal use of your peripheral vision to see if the Grim Reaper is hiding behind that bookshelf.