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Houston Texans Injury News: Duke Ejiofor Tears ACL, Out For Season

If he didn’t have bad luck, the Wake Forest product wouldn’t have any luck at all.

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Aw, hell.

Duke Ejiofor, a productive pass rusher out of Wake Forest, fell in the 2018 NFL Draft because of injury worries. After seeing limited snaps as a rookie, there was some hope that Ejiofor could develop into a rotational piece for the Texans in 2019. Unfortunately, he tore his Achilles before training camp began and spent his sophomore year on Injured Reserve. Now Ejiofor has torn his ACL, so he’ll have spent two out of his first three professional seasons on the shelf. That doesn’t bode well for his future in the NFL, and I can only imagine the frustration he feels.

Best of luck to Duke as he sets out on another grueling rehabilitation. The Texans’ pass rush needs just became a bit more pronounced. If only there was a veteran defensive end/outside linebacker with experience in Houston’s defense still available for hire...