Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/28/11

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 16: Quarterback Matt Leinart #7 of the Arizona Cardinals gestures as he awaits the snap against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Louisana Superdome on January 16, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Houston Texans backup quarterback Matt Leinart finally had a chance to get his NFL career on track with his first start in two years on Sunday. But Leinart and the Texans' bad luck continued when he broke his collarbone late in the first half. Leinart will have season-ending surgery, making him the second Texan quarterback to suffer a season-ending injury in two weeks (Matt Schaub was placed on injured reserve last week after requiring surgery on his right foot). But Leinart's remaining positive despite the unfortunate ordeal. "Everything that's happened to me, this was a great opportunity," Leinart said, according...

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