If you make your living in the trenches, you might be able to get by with a serious thumb injury. Not if you’re a skill position player though. The Houston Texans injury situation went from bad to worse on Thursday when it was announced that wide receiver and return man Trindon Holliday will need surgery on his injured thumb and will subsequently be out for the duration of the 2010 season.
The 5-5 Holliday, taken with Houston’s second pick in the sixth round in April, wasn’t known to have a problem until he muffed a punt that set up the Saints’ second touchdown and also dropped a kickoff in New Orleans Saturday night. After the game, Kubiak reported that the speedy LSU product had tried to play with a splint on his hand.
“It looks like he’s done,” Kubiak said. “He’s got a torn ligament and can’t get it under control, so it has to be fixed.”