Jackson ruled out, has cracked rib

Jackson ruled out, has cracked rib
November 22, 2013, 12:30 pm
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Texans Kareem Jackson to miss Sunday's game

Kareem Jackson, who has not practiced this week, has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

On Friday, Jackson said he has a fracture to his first rib under his collarbone. It’s a painful injury but one that needs to heal on its own.

“As for doing everyday movements and stuff,” Jackson said. “I’m still having soreness and pain and stuff, so I can only imagine what it’ll feel like once I start to tackle and stuff.”

Jackson said the injury happened at the end of the first quarter against the Cardinals, when he made a tackle along the sideline. He didn’t return in that game and hasn’t played since.   

“It’s definitely tough, man, knowing that’s my teammates fighting and stuff, practicing, still putting in the work to do the things to try to get this thing right as a team,” Jackson said. “It’s definitely tough only being able to watch on Sundays and not being able to go out there and fight with them.”

Brice McCain will make his second straight start.

McCain was moved around some against the Raiders. At times, he played inside when the team brought in another cornerback and Brandon Harris played outside.

Head coach Gary Kubiak said they'll do some of those rotational things this week too.

Inside linebackers Darryl Sharpton (foot/toe/back), Jeff Tarpinian (groin) and Mike Mohamed (hamstring) are questionable.

CB Elbert Mack (hamstring) and S Jawanza Starling (hamstring) have been ruled out.

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