Schaub back at Texans practice

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is back with his team

after he was hospitalized with an injury to the bursa sac in his

right knee.

Schaub practiced on Thursday, and coach Gary Kubiak expects his

No. 1 quarterback to start when the Texans (4-5) visit the New York

Jets (7-2) on Sunday.

Schaub went to the hospital on Tuesday and stayed overnight. He

ranks fifth in the AFC in completion percentage (64.2) and yards

passing (2,320). Dan Orlovsky is Schaub’s backup, and Matt Leinart

is next on the depth chart.

Kubiak says Schaub took about half the first-team snaps on

Thursday. The only way Schaub will not start is if he has a setback

before the game.