Texans backup quarterback AJ McCarron could miss the preseason as he recovers from a thumb injury on his throwing hand, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday.
McCarron injured his right thumb after throwing a pass in Houston’s joint practice Tuesday against the Packers. McCarron left the field in noticeable pain, the Chronicle noted.
Texans backup QB A.J. McCarron suffered a thumb injury during Tuesday’s practice against Green Bay and could miss the preseason. He
appeared to injure his right thumb on his follow-through after throwing a pass. He left the field in pain. They’ll have to sign another QB.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 7, 2019
Other than starter Deshaun Watson, Joe Webb is the team’s only other current option at quarterback. Webb will fill in for McCarron, who initially was expected to play at least two quarters of Thursday’s preseason game against Green Bay.
It’s possible, even likely, Houston will have to add another quarterback for camp depth. It’s unclear what the Texans might do If McCarron ends up being out longer than just the preseason.
A nice throw by AJ McCarron during camp today! pic.twitter.com/VnQDJYhH0b
— Megan Ball (@MegRheanna) August 1, 2019
McCarron signed with the Texans as a free agent on a one-year deal during the offseason after he was released by the Raiders. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Bengals after Cincinnati selected him in the fifth round of the 2014 draft out of Alabama.
The Texans open the preseason Thursday in Green Bay with kickoff set for 8 p.m. ET.