Case has thumb sprain; Texans banged up

Case has thumb sprain; Texans banged up
December 16, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Texans banged up, trying to solve Keenum struggles

The Texans came of their 25-3 loss to the Colts with a lot more than just bruised egos.

One of the more significant injuries is that starting quarterback Case Keenum has a sprained thumb on his right (throwing) hand. He had an MRI on Monday.

“That’s wait and see,” interim coach Wade Phillips said. “We’ll see what they say from the MRI and see what the doctors say and see what he’s able to do. It’s certainly a concern when it’s the quarterback’s right hand and thumb.”

Aside from Keenum, Johnathan Joseph had a sore groin and had an MRI. Ben Tate needed a CT scan on his cracked ribs. Antonio Smith has a sprained knee and had an MRI. Bryan Braman had an X-ray on a dislocated finger. Justin Tuggle hyper-extended his elbow. DeVier Posey has a high ankle sprain. And Darryl Sharpton has a slight ankle sprain.

All those injuries happened in the game. Garrett Graham, who missed the Colts game with a hamstring injury, is still sore and is “iffy as far as this week is concerned.”

Phillips said the team thought Owen Daniels might practice last week but he wasn’t able to. The team thinks he might be able to get out there this week, though. Daniels is on Injured Reserve with designation to return and is eligible to return whenever he’s healthy.