Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/24/12

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts on November 29, 2009 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Colts won 35-27. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Matt Schaub is lucky he didn't lose his entire head. He did, however, lose a piece of his ear. The Houston Texans quarterback was the victim of a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays on Sunday afternoon. The hit, which sent Schaub's helmet flying, shook the quarterback up and forced him to the sideline momentarily. It also left Schaub bleeding from the ear, which is an obvious cause for concern. As Schaub revealed after the game, though, the blood wasn't from something wrong inside his head, but rather it was "only" that he was missing a piece...
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