Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine was carted off the field after suffering an injury to his left knee in Sunday’s 31 – 20 win over the Jaguars. Per John McClain, he’ll miss the rest of the season.
“He can’t catch a break.” said Texans head coach Bill O’Brien. “I feel bad for him. I felt bad for him out on the field. I saw it happen right there . . . Those are tough to watch. Lonnie’s put a lot of time into it. And it looks like that’s a pretty significant knee injury . . . I told him on the field, everybody that works hard come back from those things. And I’m sure he’ll come back at some point.”
Ballentine was a 7th round pick of the Texans in 2014. He missed the 2014 season due to a hamstring injury that saw him placed on the injured reserve. He played in his first career game last week against the Colts. Before his injury, Ballentine had 3 tackles and a deflected a pass against the Jaguars.