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Week 12 NFL Injury Roundup: Matt Leinart out for season

11.30.11 at 11:50 am ET
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Texans quarterback Matt Leinart will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his collarbone in the first half of his first start since the 2009 season. (AP)

Texans quarterback Matt Leinart‘s return to the NFL was cut short on Sunday when he fractured his left collarbone in the first half of Houston’s win over the Jaguars on Sunday. Leinart will be placed on injured reserve.

The 28-year-old quarterback was making his first start since the 2009 season, as he was playing in place of injured starting quarterback Matt Schaub. Leinart had been playing well before the injury, completing 10-of-13 passes for 57 yards and a touchdown. He is set to have surgery within the week, while Schaub will have surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury on Wednesday.

Houston will try out other quarterbacks this week as the Texans prepare to take on the Falcons this Sunday. Brett Favre‘s name has been tossed around as a possible replacement for Leinart. While coach Gary Kubiak would not rule out the 42-year-0ld as a possible signing, Favre’s agent said on Monday that his client has not bee contacted by Houston. Rookie T.J. Yates will start against Atlanta. 

Following are more notable injuries from Week 12.

• Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will play against the Bengals this weekend after leaving Sunday’s game against the Chiefs with concussion-like symptoms, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

• Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes suffered a knee injury against the Vikings on Sunday and may be out when Atlanta takes on the Texans this weekend.

• Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin injured his ribs against the Jets on Sunday, but he is expected to be fine going forward.

• It was a bad weekend for defensive backs, as Bengals corner Leon Hall will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon. Hall suffered the injury against the Steelers on Sunday.

• Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice suffered a concussion against the Redskins and will miss Thursday’s game against the Eagles.

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