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Leinart hurt in Texans win

Leinart hurt in Texans win
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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 9:01pm


 Matt Leinart and Matt Schaub stood next to each other for the final few snaps, Leinart in a sling and Schaub in a walking boot.


The scene spoke volumes about Houston's quarterback situation and playoff chances.


If the Texans are going to make the postseason for the first time in franchise history, they probably will have to do it with a third-string quarterback.


Leinart injured his throwing shoulder Sunday at Jacksonville, overshadowing Houston's 20-13 victory against the offensively inept Jaguars. Leinart believes he broke his collarbone, but coach Gary Kubiak said initial X-rays were inconclusive.


"There's a pretty strong possibility I probably won't be coming back this season," Leinart said. "It's pretty disappointing. It's tough to swallow, but we'll just move forward. Everything that's happened to me, this was a great opportunity. ... It's unfortunate, but I'm not going to give up. It's not my nature. I'll just keep moving forward and figure this thing out one step at a time."

Information from Associated Press

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