Knee injury lands Texans RB Green on injured reserve

Updated: November 25, 2008, 5:33 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Texans have placed running back Ahman Green on season-ending injured reserve after he hurt his left knee against Cleveland.


The 31-year-old former Green Bay star was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's 16-6 win over the Browns.

Green had had 294 yards and a 4-yard average in eight games this season after gaining 260 yards and averaging 3.7 yards while missing 10 games last year.

Steve Slaton has emerged as Houston's go-to back. He has 774 yards and six touchdowns, one more than Green had in two seasons after signing a four-year, $23 million contract.

Houston Texans Cleveland Browns Video

Watch highlights from the Houston Texans 16-6 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Because Slaton has a severe chest bruise, and backup Ryan Moats is nursing an injured ankle, the Texans signed former Darius Walker from their practice squad. Linebacker Justin Roland was released to make room.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press