Texans' Schaub out for year with significant foot injury

The Houston Texans simply can't catch a break.

For the first time in franchise history, the team looked to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender and maybe the best the AFC had to offer this season with a 7-3 record. Now comes the news that quarterback Matt Schaub suffered a significant foot injury in Sunday's romp over Tampa Bay and could miss the rest of the season. (UPDATE: Reports are that Schaub has a Lis Franc injury, which will be season ending.) He suffered the injury, which was originally believed to be a sprained ankle, in the first half on a quarterback sneak.

The Texans will now turn to Matt Leinart in the interim, which has to have Houston fans, who suffered through the Oilers many postseason failures, wondering if their city is cursed when it comes to professional football.

For the first nine years of their existence, the Texans never even sniffed the playoffs. Now, with Peyton Manning's injury in Indianapolis, Jacksonville rebuilding and Tennessee inconsistent, it looked as if the Texans were finally ready to be crowned AFC South champs. Now this.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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