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Houston Texans Injury News: Duke Ejiofor Tears Achilles, Sent To Injured Reserve

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Damn.

NFL: Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams
Get well soon, Duke.
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There I was, just minding my business, when seemingly out of nowhere, I saw this tweet.

“That’s odd,” I thought. “I hadn’t read anything about Duke Ejiofor getting hurt.” Then, as he so often does, Aaron Wilson set me straight.

Ejiofor tore his Achilles during a recent workout.

Well, then. Yikes. That would explain why the Wake Forest product who flashed as a pass rusher in his rookie season is headed to IR. Best wishes to Duke as he begins what’s sure to be an arduous rehabilitation process to return to the field.

It also amplifies the need for the Texans to add players who can bring pressure off the edge. Brian Gaine’s job just got a wee bit tougher.