Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick's season ended by broken leg
In a span of three weeks, the Houston Texans have lost two quarterbacks to a season-ending injury.
A source told FOX Sports that Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a fractured left leg in Sunday’s game against Indianapolis that will require corrective surgery.
Fitzpatrick had lost his first-string spot last month to Ryan Mallett, who then suffered a season-ending pectoral injury in a Week 12 loss to Cincinnati. Fitzpatrick, 32, returned and had led Houston (7-6) to two straight wins before getting injured on a second-quarter scramble against the Colts (9-4).
Tom Savage, a 2014 fourth-round draft pick from the University of Pittsburgh, entered in place of Fitzpatrick. The only other quarterback on the Texans’ roster is journeyman Thad Lewis, who was declared inactive for the Colts game.
For the season, Fitzpatrick competed 63.4 percent of his passes for 2,483 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions.