Texans lose Pitts for season

Updated: September 24, 2009, 11:34 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

HOUSTON -- Chester Pitts, a left guard who has started every game in Houston Texans team history, will miss the rest of the season after surgery on his right knee.

Pitts was injured Sunday against the Titans and underwent microfracture surgery on Wednesday. He will be placed on injured reserve.

Pitts was drafted in the second round in 2002. When Kasey Studdard starts in place of Pitts on Sunday, it will end Pitts' franchise-record streak of 114 straight starts.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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