Houston Texans vs 49ers: 2017 Week 14: Injury Report Analysis

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Will Fuller
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Will Fuller /

The Houston Texans season filled with ups and downs continues with a 4-8 record but here’s some injuries to keep your eye on.

The Houston Texans and the San Francisco 49ers will be taking the field today, here’s a few injuries that you need to know about.

For the Houston Texans, here are the players that are listed on the injury report:

G Jeff Allen, Hand

RB Alfred Blue, Hamstring

OLB/DE Jadeveon Clowney, Ankle

T Julién Davenport, Shoulder

WR Will Fuller, Ribs

CB Kareem Jackson, Shoulder

ILB Jelani Jenkins, Concussion

CB Johnathan Joseph, Shoulder

C/G Greg Mancz, Shoulder

WR Braxton Miller, Concussion

G Xavier Su’a-Filo, Groin

WR Chris Thompson, Knee

WR Jordan Todman, Hand

Blue, Davenport, Jenkins and Miller are OUT.  Su’a-Filo is QUESTIONABLE.  Allen, Blue, Clowney, Fuller, Jackson, Joseph, Mancz, Thompson and Todman are PROBABLE.

Houston Texans’ Tidbits:

Will Fuller Fuller hasn’t seen action since Week 10 on the road against the Los Angeles Rams, when he was sandwiched catching a ball that Tom Savage threw into double-coverage.  Since then, he’s been recovering from some cracked ribs but is now ready to go for this week.  He was limited in practice Wednesday but has done so in full for the rest of this past week.  I was all for not having him play through pain as we’re not currently contending for anything this season.  But nonetheless, it’s good to see him back out there as he’s additional, speedy threat in the air for the Houston Texans offense.

Xavier Su’a-Filo:  Su’a-Filo sustained a groin injury in last week’s contest against the Tennessee Titans and did not get back to the practice field until Friday.  However, he is expected to be available to start today to help out the left side of the offensive line.  Although he hasn’t been great, he’s been reliable enough to keep around and there’s seems to be improvement on his end as well.

And here’s the injury report for the San Francisco 49ers:

T Trenton Brown, Shoulder

S Adrian Colbert, Thumb

DT DeForest Buckner, Not Injury Related

DE Elvis Dumervil, Not Injury Related

DT Earl Mitchell, Not Injury Related

S Eric Reid, Knee

T Joe Staley, Not Injury Related

Brown is QUESTIONABLE. Colbert, Buckner, Dumervil, Mitchell, Reid and Staley are PROBABLE.

San Francisco 49ers Tidbits:

Trenton Brown: The starting right tackle has been dealing with a shoulder injury for the past couple of weeks but he seems to be trending in the direction of playing.  Kyle Shanahan has officially ruled him a game-time decision but we’ll have to see if he’s ultimately a go for the Niners today.  He has been playing rather well at this position, earning a 79.3 seasonal grade from Pro Football Focus.

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The Houston Texans are back at home to take on the Niners at NRG Stadium.

Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST.

The game will be televised on FOX and broadcast on 610 SportsRadio AM/100.3 FM (KILT) & ESPN Deportes 1180 (KGOL) in Spanish.

Go Houston Texans.