Texans guard Mike Brisiel has undergone surgery Monday to repair a broken right leg, and coach Gary Kubiak is hoping he'll be back in three to four weeks.|||||||
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Brisiel started all 13 games at right guard for the Texans. Antoine Caldwell will start Sunday's game.
Brisiel was placed on IR with a calf injury.|||||||
This is the second straight year his season has been cut short by injury.
Brisiel was placed on the injured reserve with a left foot injury.|||||||
Brisiel started all five games for the Texas at guards. He started all 16 last season.
Houston signed Brisiel on Tuesday.|||||||
Brisiel, a guard, has been on the Texans practice squad for the past two seasons. He played with the Hamburg Sea Devils in NFL Europe last season.
Brisiel collapsed on the sideline during the first quarter of Sunday's 17-15 victory over the Dolphins. The Texans' rookie offensive guard, who is on the team's practice squad, was not playing in the game. According to team officials, he is ill, but his condition isn't serious. Paramedics attended to Brisiel and after about five minutes he got onto a stretcher and was taken to the locker room.|||||||