In the Houston Texans 38 to 13 loss Matt Schaub was injured in the 3rd quarter after a hit from St. Lois Rams defensive lineman, Chris Long. Later on, Schaub would be diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and his status for next week is in serious question. In head coach Gary Kubiak’s Monday press conference, he gave his assessment on Schaub’s status.
“I think with Matt, it’s going to be the end of the week before we know anything.”
When Schaub went down with the injury, some of the fans at Reliant Stadium elected to cheer. Schaub’s poor play over recent weeks led to many fans calling for backups. So these fans expressed their pleasure with the cheering of an injured man. This was met with much displeasure and was looked down upon by many of the players and people in the media.
If Schaub can’t play one of his backups will have to start next week versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Kubiak will have to pick between T.J .Yates and Case Keenum. Kubiak was asked who he would start.
“I’ll prepare both Case (Keenum) and T.J. and we’ll go from there at the end of the week.”
In the game against the Rams, T.J. Yates finished 12 for 17 for 98 yards and 2 interceptions. One of those interceptions was returned for a touchdown. The main thing Schaub has been criticized for the last five weeks.
“I think I’ve got to prepare them both the same. It’s nothing different. We’ve got to put a game plan in and I’ve got to prepare both of them to play,” stated Kubiak.
“Well, he’s come a long way. He’s got the arm to make all the throws. He moves pretty well as a player. I think he has come a long way as far as his smarts and understanding our system. He’s been working extremely hard. So we will see where we’re a,” said Kubiak when asked about the strengths of Keenum.
Things are undecided and uncertain for the Texans going forward at the quarterback position.