By all accounts, the right knee injury suffered by Texans TE Owen Daniels appears to be serious.
Daniels left during the first quarter of Sunday’s 31-10 victory over the Bills and didn’t return with what was announced as a sprained knee. When asked about Daniels’ injury during his postgame news conference, Texans coach Gary Kubiak said, “It does not look good right now.”
Daniels was on crutches when he met with reporters for a postgame news conference. He said he’ll have an MRI on the knee tomorrow.
“We’ll know for sure then,” Daniels said of the injury. “It doesn’t feel good. That’s all I can say. I would have been out there if I could have today.”
Daniels didn’t speculate about the injury, but he said the worst-case scenario is that he would be ready for next season.
“I’m concerned,” he said. “I’ve hurt my knee before. But we’ll wait to see what the doctors have to say tomorrow.”
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Daniels is likely done for the season with a torn ligament in the knee. Daniels was injured on Houston’s second possession of the game and didn’t return, finishing with one reception for 22 yards.