Texans star Kendrick Green reportedly faces indefinite absence following season-ending torn meniscus injury

The Houston Texans brought in Kendrick Green from the Pittsburgh Steelers this season to strengthen their offensive line because the center position is regarded as the deepest lineman in the NFL’s offensive line. The Texans gave him another difficult position after adding him to their 53-man roster by designating him both a guard and the backup center on their depth chart.

The offensive line for the Texans, however, failed to pick up a breath after witnessing significant injuries to their offensive players, as the guard suffered a significant injury after playing in just three games, leaving his participation questionable this season.

Kendrick Green suffers season-ending torn meniscus injury

Kendrick Green reportedly tore the meniscus in his right knee during Sunday’s 30-6 rout of the Pittsburgh Steelers by the Houston Texans. His catastrophic injury will likely keep him from playing for the foreseeable future.

The Texans’ problems have been made worse by this regrettable development because they were already dealing with a number of injuries to their offensive players. Reportedly, Josh Jones, the team’s left tackle, missed one game due to a hand injury, while the starting left tackle, Laremy Tunsil, had already lost three days due to a knee injury.

Tytus Howard, the left guard, is out due to a hand injury, while Juice Scruggs and Scott Quessenberry, the two centers, are also not on the roster. Quessenberry is gone for the season with a torn ACL and MCL, and Scruggs is on injured reserve with a hamstring ailment.

Looking at Kendrick Green’s contract details with Texans

Sportac reports that Kendrick Green inked a four-year, $4,875,767 deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers this summer that included a $906,012 signing bonus with $906,012 guaranteed. His contract calls for $1,218,942 in yearly compensation on average. He will have a basic salary of $1,103,251 and a cap hit of $1,103,251 for this season.

After losing their veteran left lineman Kenyon Green for the season due to a shoulder injury, the Texans dealt a 2025 sixth-round pick to the Steelers to add Green to their offense.

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Before switching to the Texans, Kendrick started 15 games for them as a rookie center after being selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The 24-year-old was inactive the whole previous campaign.

However, the former Steeler’s injury has put the Texans in a vulnerable situation, forcing them to once again rearrange their offensive lineup.

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