Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub will miss the rest of the season with a significant foot injury, a league source told ESPN.
Coach Gary Kubiak said earlier Monday that Schaub was injured on a quarterback sneak coming out of the end zone late in the second quarter of Houston’s win over Tampa Bay. Schaub stayed in the game, but threw only three passes in the second half.
Kubiak said the team was bringing in a specialist from Indianapolis to evaluate Schaub, and the quarterback would fly to Charlotte, N.C., later this week to undergo further examination.
A league source says the injury is a Lisfranc, a rare injury to a joint in the foot’s center region that can be highly debilitating for an athlete.
The Texans (7-3) have won four in a row and share the AFC’s best record with Pittsburgh heading into their bye week. Kubiak said sixth-year veteran Matt Leinart will start at Jacksonville on Nov. 27.
MORE INJURY NEWS
The injury-marred season of Denver Broncos tailback Knowshon Moreno came to an end after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at Kansas City on Sunday. Also sidelined for the remainder of 2011 are Cincinnati cornerback Leon Hall (torn left Achilles tendon), Jacksonville cornerback Rashean Mathis (left knee) and guard Eben Britton (back), Buffalo center Eric Wood (knee), Bears guard Chris Williams (left wrist) and Redskins rookie receiver Leonard Hankerson (hip). And Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel could be lost for the season with what his coach calls a significant injury to his throwing hand.
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick broke his two lower ribs on the second play of the Eagles’ loss to Arizona. He didn’t tell anyone that he was hurt and played through the pain.
Vick’s status for the next game at the New York Giants (6-3) is uncertain.
PACKERS ROLL, 45-7
Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, Randall Cobb ran a punt back 80 yards for a score and the Green Bay Packers’ defense showed it can take control of a game in a 45-7 home win over Minnesota.
The Packers ran their record to 9-0 and remain the NFL’s lone unbeaten team.
Adrian Peterson was held to 14 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings.
Coach Rex Ryan apologized for using an obscenity while angrily responding to a fan after the Jets loss to the New England Patriots. .… The Tennessee Titans-Atlanta Falcons game on CBS Sunday has been moved to a 4:15 p.m. (EST) start instead of 1 p.m. It’s part of the NFL’s flexible scheduling option.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden and wide receiver Jacoby Ford missed practice Monday, leaving both questionable for this weekend’s game in Minnesota.
McFadden continues to make progress from the mid-foot sprain that has kept him out of the Raiders’ last two games but has yet to resume full workouts. Ford is wearing a protective walking boot after injuring his foot in last Thursday’s win over San Diego.