Houston rookie out with concussion symptoms

Houston Texans rookie cornerback Glover Quin will miss this weekend’s game against Jacksonville with what he called concussion symptoms.

Quin, who has started eight games this season, said he isn’t sure if he had a concussion and if he did it was a mild one. Still, the Texans chose to sit him after he had headaches earlier this week.

He was injured after taking a knee to the helmet late in Houston’s 35-27 loss to Indianapolis.

Quin was disappointed to miss this game where a win will be key in keeping Houston’s playoff hopes alive, but he was worried about the possibility of the injury becoming more serious by playing.

“I have a family at home and it’s not worth going out and risking re-injuring it even worse,” he said. “You can sit out a week and hopefully get better and come back and be completely ready to go (rather) than trying to come back too early and risk taking another shot and doing some further damage.”

Quin said he did not lose consciousness when he was hit but that he was shaken up. He never experienced nausea from the blow.

Houston could also be without running back Steve Slaton, who missed practice Friday with an injured right shoulder. Slaton has struggled with the injury for about three weeks and has been experiencing numbness in his right thumb.

“I think it’s just going to take time,” he said. “I’ve been playing through it and I really don’t think it’s that serious. I think we just have to wait until Sunday to see how it feels.”

Coach Gary Kubiak said veteran Chris Brown will start if Slaton is unable to play. Ryan Moats will also see action if Slaton is out.

In a bit of good news, left tackle Duane Brown is expected to play despite spraining his left knee against the Colts. He practiced on Friday and said he’s feeling good.