Houston Texans right tackle Derek Newton left tonight's game with an injury, and the news is not good.
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, Newton tore both patella tendons during the first half of the Monday night football matchup with the Denver Broncos.
Newton was attempting to block a Bronco pass-rusher when both is legs buckled. He left the field on a cart with both legs in air casts.
The 28-year-old Newton was a seventh-round draft pick of the Texans in 2011 and has stuck with the team ever since.
Recently, New York Giants wide receive Victor Cruz and Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham have returned from ruptured patella tendons, but both of them only tore one. Newton has double the injury and recovery.
In 2012, Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Greg Childs suffered the same injury during preseason camp. He attempted to comeback but ultimately never played in an NFL game.
We wish Newton the best.