Kevin Walter Breaks Shoulder, Out 10-12 Weeks

Well, the Texans were able to defeat the Colts in their season opener.. just like last year. Similarly, they lost another key player to a severe injury.. just like last year.

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Connor Barwin suffered a season-ending ankle injury a year ago, and Kevin Walter was the victim this afternoon. His shoulder was dislocated in the first half, but he hopes to be back as soon as he can. Walter is scheduled to get an MRI tomorrow to get a clear diagnosis, but it's not looking good at all. Pro Football Talk is reporting that his shoulder is broken and will miss roughly three months.

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On the other hand, John McClain's report was written with a more optimistic spin, but I have trouble believing that Walter won't miss a significant portion of this season. What we do know is that Jacoby Jones will need to step up big-time in Walter's absence.

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Jones has always been inconsistent as a receiver with the Texans, but he flashed signs of brilliance today with a 79-yard punt return for touchdown. He also finished with three catches for 43 yards. He could be a nice fantasy football waiver claim, but I have more confidence in Owen Daniels benefiting the most from Walter's injury.

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Newcomer Bryant Johnson will occupy the third receiver spot on the roster, and look for the front office to make some changes on the WR depth chart early this week when they see the MRI results.

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