Schaub: ‘No place’ in NFL for cheering injury

Updated: October 15, 2013, 3:29 PM ET


By
Tania Ganguli | ESPN.com


HOUSTON — Texans quarterback Matt Schaub wasn’t initially aware that some fans at Reliant Stadium cheered his injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams. But made aware later, the situation disappointed him.

“I’d hate to think anyone out there, regardless of who was injured — on our team, on the visiting team, whatever the situation is — that people would be like that and act that way,” Schaub said Monday during a team-run radio appearance that aired on Sports Radio 610. “There’s no place for that in this game and there just really isn’t.”

Schaub said that during the game his focus was more on dealing with the injury, getting taped up and potentially returning to the field. He echoed coach Gary Kubiak’s characterization of the injury as one to his right ankle, foot and lower leg. 

“Just watching it on film, it could have been a lot worse,” Schaub said. “I thought it was a lot worse based on how that happened and the popping that I heard. It must have come out and come back into place. I’m thankful it was not worse.”

The Texans were losing by 25 points when Schaub left the game, having completed 15 of 21 passes for 186 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. Backup T.J. Yates finished the 38-13 loss for the Texans (2-4).

Schaub did not speak with reporters after the game and was not available to the media Monday. The team said he was unavailable due to conflicts with treatment.

Kubiak said Schaub’s game status would be an end-of-the-week decision. Asked plainly if Schaub would start against the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs if healthy, Kubiak said, “we’ll have to see where we’re at.”

Said Schaub: “I can say this, I’m going to do everything I can to be ready to go. I’m spending day and night working on things, getting treatment, doing things at the house, in the training room early, making our trainers get up in the middle of the night so we can do a little extra …

“That’s where we’re at as a football team, and that’s the way I’m built.”

  • Previously covered Texans for Houston Chronicle and Jaguars for Florida Times-Union
  • Northwestern University graduate

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