Connor Barwin injury looks terrible

HOUSTON -- Defensive end Connor Barwin suffered what looked to be a terrible left lower leg and/or knee injury when he got bent very awkwardly in a collision with Antonio Smith.

Barwin was carted off the field.

Without him, the Texans will either leave Smith at end on pass-rushing downs, or use Tim Jamison or Jesse Nading at end. If Smith stays outside, then we’ll see more of Earl Mitchell.

I expect more Mitchell.

And I wonder if the Texans will be calling Aaron Schobel tomorrow.

Also on the injury front, Bob Sanders has an elbow injury and his return is questionable.