Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Matt Schaub was bloodied on a vicious hit by Broncos linebacker Joe Mays on Sunday, and it looked like the hit may have taken off a part of his ear.

Mocksession grabbed the shot you see above and added the caption “So Matt Schaub is now missing part of his ear.”

There is no confirmation that Schaub lost a part of his ear, but he grabbed it immediately and was bleeding from it. He appeared to at least suffer a cut on the ear, possibly from when his helmet went flying off.

Mays was penalized 15 yards for roughing the passer, a play after Von Miller was flagged for the same thing. Schaub ended up missing a play before returning. He finished 17/30 for 290 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception in Houston’s 31-25 win. But more importantly: did he lose part of his ear on that hit?

Below is a video of the play:

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  • This along with no Refs..is whats wrong with football. Its all about trying to *kill* the guy with the ball instead of tackling him...Its nothing but thug game now..Oh I like it rough but its gotten out of hand...TACKLE people..don't try to take them out!! outta here!
  • I enjoy the game of football as much as the next person does and a little "roughness" is too be expected whether intentional or unintentional, but when it involves the loss of a part of your body/anatomy, something has to be resolved here! However, I am not sure what the answer is (maybe stiffer penalties and fines)!! Matt Staub was very fortunate that he did not sustain a serious head injury as the direct result of this vicious, unimpeded blow! Sincerely in Christ, PJW

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