Texans QB Schaub will have MRI on hip

Updated: October 21, 2007, 9:08 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub will undergo an MRI on his hip after leaving Sunday's 38-36 loss against Tennessee for the second time because of a helmet-to-helmet hit by Albert Haynesworth.

The Texans trailed 19-7 with a minute left in the first half when Haynesworth delivered the blow on Schaub, who threw incomplete. Haynesworth was whistled for a personal foul.

Schaub lay on the field for several minutes before gingerly jogging off. Team officials said Schaub injured his right hip and he did not return.

"Well, heck, I mean we probably would have won this game 35-7 if he stayed in," Haynesworth said. "It was good to knock him out I guess, but he's going to come back and I don't think there'll be any kind of quarterback controversy because they pay that guy a lot of money."

Sage Rosenfels replaced Schaub and fumbled, setting up a 28-yard field goal by Rob Bironas, his fifth of the half.

The Texans' offense mustered only 24 total yards in the opening half.

Schaub also left the game in the first quarter with a left ankle injury. He limped off the field and was taken to the locker room for X-rays, which were negative, then jogged back to the sideline early in the second quarter.

Schaub has started every game for the Texans this season since being acquired from Atlanta early this year.


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