Houston Texans Coach Bill O’Brien confirmed Friday that wide receiver Will Fuller V tore his ACL during Thursday night’s win over the Miami Dolphins and will miss the rest of the season.
Fuller was injured in the fourth quarter while attempting to catch a pass in the end zone (Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain ran into him, knocking him to the ground). He had put up his best numbers of the season up to that point, with five catches for 124 yards and a 73-yard touchdown reception for the Texans, who have won five straight.
Pairing with DeAndre Hopkins to give Houston one of the more potent wide receiver combinations in the league, Fuller averaged a career-high 71.9 receiving yards per game this season, with four touchdown catches. He also missed time last season after suffering a broken collarbone during training camp and sat out the Texans' season opener with a hamstring injury.
O’Brien said Friday that rookie Keke Coutee, who missed Thursday night’s game with a hamstring injury, could help fill the void created by Fuller’s injury. The fourth-round draft pick from Texas Tech has 21 catches for 196 yards and a touchdown in four games this season.
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