A severe shoulder sprain will shelve Tom Savage for the season, reports John McClain of the Houston Chronicle (on Twitter).
The Texans discussed Friday the prospect of adding another quarterback when Savage’s timetable appeared to be an October return date. Now, they will certainly exercise this option, with only Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett on the roster.
This represents a setback for the 25-year-old Savage, a 2014 fourth-rounder out of Pittsburgh.
Injuring the shoulder upon being slammed to the turf against the Cowboys on Thursday, Savage did not sustain a fracture, and, as of Friday, was not expected to require surgery.