Texans QB Leinart to have surgery

Nov. 28, 2011 at 8:02 PM

HOUSTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart will need surgery after fracturing his throwing shoulder, Coach Gary Kubiak said Monday.

The former Heisman Trophy winner was himself subbing for injured first-string signal-caller Matt Schaub when he sustained the broken shoulder in Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Leinart landed on the shoulder after taking a hit from Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey. Rookie T.J Yates stepped in and led AFC South-leading Houston (8-3) to a 20-13 win.

Kubiak said he is focused on Yates and former New York Jet Kellen Clemens as his quarterback options, but added, "We will bring another guy in. When that will happen, I don't know."

He also refused to rule out an acquisition such as the now-retired Brett Favre.

"I don't think you rule out anybody," Kubiak said. "I know there are a lot of guys being mentioned. I'm not going to rule out anybody nor confirm anybody."

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