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Houston Texans Injury News: Joe Webb Likely To Injured Reserve, AJ McCarron Close To Return

As the season of one Texans backup QB ends, the season for another is ready to begin anew.

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He did a TON of work this preseason.
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The biggest thing to come out of the Texans’ preseason loss to the Rams last night was the significant injury to Texans’ third-string quarterback Joe Webb. It looked like he suffered a nasty ankle or foot injury, and he was carted off the field. As you’d unfortunately expect, Webb is likely headed for Injured Reserve, according to Ian Rapoport.

As Webb’s season appears over, AJ McCarron’s seems to be be close to restarting. McCarron broke a thumb during the joint practice sessions with the Packers a few weeks ago, but last night the man who will serve as the primary back-up to Deshaun Watson was in uniform and warming up (though he didn’t actually play against the Rams). Here’s some video, courtesy of Aaron Wilson:

While McCarron’s return is certainly good news for Houston, I feel awful for Joe Webb. Due to the desire to protect Watson and McCarron’s unavailability, Joe Webb took nearly every preseason snap. He worked his arse off and played admirably in a tough situation. Now his season’s almost surely over before the regular season even begins. Keep a good thought for him and his family as he works his way back and tried to continue his NFL career next year.