Just a few days ago, the Houston Texans surprised the NFL world with an impressive win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Houston entered the game as the underdog, but walked out with a 16-point win over its division rival. Unfortunately, the big win over the Jaguars came with a cost.
According to a report from Aaron Wilson, veteran linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis suffered a hamstring injury. Houston made the decision to place him on the short-term IR as a result.
Now he’ll miss at least the next three weeks of the 2021 season.
Texans placing Kevin Pierre-Louis on injured reserve due to hamstring injury, according to league sources. Texans expecting Charlie Heck back this week from the reserve-COVID-19 list. Pierre-Louis can return in three weeks. @SportsTalk790 @iHeartRadio @SeanUnfiltered @ChrisGordy
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 16, 2021
Here’s more from Wilson’s report:
“The Texans are placing veteran linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.”
“Pierre-Louis missed time with a concussion during the preseason. He’s expected to return this season and must miss a minimum of three games before he’s eligible to return to the active roster.”
While Pierre-Louis wasn’t a starting linebacker for the Texans, he added some depth for the team’s defense.
With both he and Tae Davis on Injured Reserve, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Texans add a linebacker or two to the active roster in the coming days.