Texans right tackle Tytus Howard was carted to the back after injuring his knee in Sunday’s win over the Chiefs in Kansas City, but he has reportedly avoided a season-ending injury.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Howard has been diagnosed with a partially torn MCL. Howard is not expected to have surgery and is expected back at some point this year after rehabbing the injury.
Howard was a first-round pick in April and has started the last five games for the Texans after missing the opener with a broken finger.
Roderick Johnson replaced Howard in Sunday’s win. The Texans did not allow a sack with either of the tackles in the lineup.