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Connor Barwin out for year with dislocated ankle

Posted on: September 12, 2010 11:23 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

The Houston Texans picked up a monster victory on Sunday when the beat the Indianapolis Colts at home, but it came at a cost, as they appear to have lost defensive end Connor Barwin for the duration.

Barwin, a second-round draft pick in 2009, got tangled up with teammate Antonio Smith while chasing Joseph Addai during the first quarter and was carted off. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that he's out for the season.

“We got tangled up in the mix of things, and I think he was trying to plant to go back out (to make a play),” Smith said. “His leg was under me, and I fell on it. I heard him scream as soon as I fell. When I turned around and looked, well, I never want to see that again.”

It wasn't a pretty scene, and it's going to make things more difficult for an impressive Texans defense.“That’s a tough loss,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “He’s a fine young player doing some great things for us.

“They’re trying to get the pain under control right now. Obviously, we’ll have to fix (surgery) it, but I don’t know when.”

Coupled with Ben Tate's season-ending injury in the preseason, that's two pretty significant blows to Houston early in the season.

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