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Houston Texans Injury News: Whitney Mercilus Tears Pectoral Muscle, Out For Season

If Texans fans didn’t have bad luck, why, we’d have no luck at all.

Wild Card Round - Kansas City Chiefs v Houston Texans
Remember when.
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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 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.