Former Virginia Tech Hokies all-star quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, who was named the starter for the Houston Texans before the start of the NFL season, suffered an injury during the first half of the Texan’s matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Prior to leaving the game during the second quarter, Tyrod looked to be setting up another strong showing after leading the Texans to a victory over Jacksonville last weekend. He completed 10/11, threw for 125 yards, and a TD with a QBR of 94.8 and a passer rating of 144.3. Rookie QB, Davis Mills, a third-round pick from Stanford took the field in Taylor’s absence.
Tyrod had already been ruled out for Houston’s Thursday night game against the Carolina Panthers but has been awaiting the results of an MRI this week. Early reports indicate that the injury is serious and will likely result in the Hokie alum missing multiple weeks, prompting NFL Network reporter, Tom Pelissero, to indicate that a stint on injured reserve could be a reality for Tyrod Taylor.
#Texans QB Tyrod Taylor will be out “for a while” with the hamstring he injured in Sunday’s loss to the #Browns, per source. Still waiting for the swelling to go down. As @RapSheet reported last night, Taylor won’t play Thursday vs. #Panthers. IR stint could be in play.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 20, 2021
At times Tyrod has struggled with injuries during his time in the NFL. Most notably, or I should say, notoriously, during his stint with the Los Angeles Rams when the team doctor accidentally punctured his lung. Hopefully Mr. Taylor’s injury quickly heals, and his rehabilitation is rapid. I think we are all looking forward to seeing a Hokie standout back on the field in a starting position, for an NFL team, he has earned and deserves.