The Texans traded for Demaryius Thomas earlier this year to replace Will Fuller V. Today they lost their second wide receiver who replaced their second wide receiver for the rest of the season. The Texans ran that quick screen pass to the left sideline that they love to run. Thomas cut back to block when he went down. He tried to get up and walk, but instead fell right back down grasping his left leg. The trainers came on the field. He was carted off.
Now the reports are trickling out that Thomas did in fact tear his Achilles tendon. This will be a season ending injury.
#Texans WR Demaryius Thomas is believed to have torn his Achilles, source said. He was carted off. He’ll undergo tests, but that’s an injury that’s often immediately known.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 23, 2018
#DemaryiusThomas @HoustonTexans— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) December 23, 2018
By video, eccentric load and ruptures his left Achilles tendon. Tore right side previously. Surgery and tight timeline for return by 2019 Week 1. pic.twitter.com/t1q4ns62PX
Texans WR Demaryius Thomas ruptured Achilles https://t.co/AuQ3lYO5cE— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 23, 2018
The Texans will look to replace him with a combination of Vyncint Smith, DeAndre Carter, and whoever they can find on the waiver wire. They may bring back Sammie Coates. Now more than every they need Keke Coutee’s hamstring to heal itself. Until then we’ll just have to wait and see what the team does as they try to replace Thomas in preparation for the 2018 postseason.