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Texans Punter Brett Hartmann Out For Season With Torn ACL

Oh, man. Did someone put Harmann on the QB depth chart? Because he certainly caught the injury bug from Schaub and Leinart, becoming the third Texan in as many games to go down with  season-ending injury.

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The Texans revealed Monday that Hartmann was out for the season after tearing his ACL running down on a punt. It was a non-contact injury, much like Andre Johnson's two hamstring strains.

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It really sucks because Hartmann did a good job as a rookie. He had a strong leg, doing well on kickoffs and kicking the crap out of the ball on punts. He was averaging 44.4 yards per punt, which is the highest per punt average in Texans history. It's also the 16th highest average by a rookie in NFL history, meaning Hartmann has been a huge addition out of the draft. 

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Meanwhile, the Texans are falling back on Mr. Tried and True, Matt Turk. I really hope they have some other guys in mind, but if they do go to Turk, don't expect the field position advantage that Hartmann provided. 

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Oh, well...

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