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Kubiak On Schaub and Manning’s Injuries

By JULIE TAKAHASHI, SportsRadio 610
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Houston (CBS Houston)– Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak told the media Wednesday that Texans strong safety Danieal Manning’s previous injury report where he experienced a hairline fracture in his fibula and will be out 6-8 weeks isn’t accurate, just yet.

“That’s not true on Danieal,” Kubiak responded. “It’s not my understanding, not the way I understand it. The way it’s described to me is right now he has a significant knee injury and it’s something that’s going to take some time. We’re trying to evaluate exactly how much time before we make decisions on moving forward.”

Kubiak then answered questions about quarterback Matt Schaub and his injury that he suffered in the 38-13 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

“Matt (Schaub) is getting some injections as we speak,” Kubiak said. “He’s very sore and beat up on the leg, ankle and everywhere. We’ll have to see where he’s at, but we probably got a little bit lucky there.”

Coach Kubiak was asked if Schaub was unable to start would T.J. start in Kansas City.

“No, here’s what I’ll do, I think Matt’s going to be an end of the week decision one way or another,” Kubiak answered. “I’ll prepare both Case (Keenum) and T.J. (Yates) and we’ll go from there at the end of the week.”

Schaub holds an NFL record with throwing a pick-six in four straight games, but Sunday he completed 15-of-21 passes for 186 yards.

Coach Kubiak never answers directly if Matt Schaub is cleared and healthy at the end of the week that he’ll be the Texans starter answering:

“I have to see if he’s healthy.”
“We’re trying to evaluate his health right now. I think it will be an end of the week decision.”

One thing coach Kubiak was clear on is that he isn’t worried about being on the rumored hot-seat.

“I don’t worry about myself,” Kubiak said. “I think I’ve probably been asked that a few times in my eight years. I’ve got a lot of people to worry about, a lot of players, a lot of coaches. I think it would be very selfish if I worried about myself, so no I do not.”

Follow Julie Takahashi on Twitter: @Julie_Takahashi

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