Playing in the preseason is always a risk, and the Texans learned that the hard way on Saturday night, as it looks like they have lost leading running back Lamar Miller for the season with a torn ACL.
Miller was taken off the field on a cart during the first quarter during a game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the Texans are fearing the worst, and are just waiting for results from a MRI to confirm the tear.
“It was a tough thing to see,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said of Miller’s injury.
“It’s very difficult to lose a guy like Lamar, for a lot of reasons. He’s a great pro. He’s just an awesome guy in the locker room.”
The injury took place when Miller was tackled by Cowboys tackle Maliek Collins. Miller was hit just above the left knee, and quickly grabbed his left leg.
The 28-year-old was checked out by the medical staff and then was carted off the field.
Miller has been the Texans’ lead back since he joined the team 2016 in free agency.
In 14 games last season, he ran for 973 yards on 210 carries and scored five touchdowns. Miller is entering the final season of a four-year contract.