Sometime during the Texans’ loss to the New England Patriots, Laremy Tunsil left the game. In came Geron Christian to fill the vacancy at left tackle. At the time, the only word we received was that Tunsil sufered an apparent hand injury.
Now we know more. Laremy Tunsil tore the UCL in his thumb.
Texans' Pro Bowl left tackle Laremy Tunsil has a torn ulnar collateral ligament, per a league source. Will eventually need surgery to repair the damage. At this point, he's going to see if he can play through the injury— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 11, 2021
Tunsil is going to attempt to play through the injury. The offseason is when surgery happens. If Tunsil is required to miss an extended period of time, it’s either going to mean more Christian at LT or an entire reshuffling of Houston’s offensive line. The Texans are already without one of their starting offensive tackles in Marcus Cannon, who has been replaced by Charlie Heck. They may have to come up with something more drastic—like move Tytus Howard to left tackle—if Tunsil misses time because of this injury.
That was the only injury Houston suffered this past week. They are set to play the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday at 12 p.m. CDT.
UPDATE: Tunsil didn’t play through it.