Texans cornerback Aaron Colvin could be done for the year after suffering a serious ankle injury, coach Bill O’Brien told reporters (link via Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle). O’Brien is hopeful that Colvin could return later on this season, but nothing is definitive at this time.
For however long Colvin is out, the Texans can turn to Shareece Wright to start opposite of Johnathan Joseph. The athletic Kayvon Webster is also an option, provided that he is ready to return from his Achilles injury.
“I think Shareece did some good things,” O’Brien said of Wright when asked about his performance against the Colts. “Obviously, like everybody else, there’s some plays that he needs to improve on, but it’s good to have a veteran presence there. He’s a little bit banged up right now and a tough guy.”
If the Texans place Colvin on IR, they’ll have the opportunity to fill his roster spot with another cornerback. Per league rules, players can return from IR after eight weeks, so that may be their best course of action here. In that scenario, Colvin would be eligible to return for the Texans’ Week 13 game against the Browns on Dec. 2.
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