Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Cornerback Brice McCain is the latest Houston Texans defender to sustain an injury this season, as the cornerback had surgery to repair his broken foot Monday and is expected to miss “about six weeks,” according to Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. #Texans CB Brice McCain had surgery this morning to repair his broken foot. He'll be out about 6 weeks, per a person familiar w/injury. — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) December 3, 2012 The injury could sideline McCain through the remainder of the season, or he could return this year if the team advances deep into the postseason. McCain was one of the Texans starting cornerbacks Sunday when they took on the Tennessee Titans. He usually lines up as the team’s slot corner, but he was replacing injured starter Jonathan Joseph in the lineup. Beyond Joseph, fellow cornerback Alan Ball has also been hampered by injuries so the Texans could be thin at the position this weekend against the New England Patriots. Houston is already without linebacker Brian Cushing for the season, and they played without linebackers Brooks Reed and Bradie James, who are recovering from injuries, this weekend. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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