Charles Spencer Breaks Leg, Out for Season

Charles Spencer
As I mentioned yesterday in the belated NFL Roundup, Charles Spencer broke his left leg in the third quarter. The break was in the tibia, the lower bone in the leg. Really a sad break for Charles who had worked very hard to become the starting left tackle in his first NFL game. Lots of stories around the web on this, NFL.com is reporting that Spencer has already had surgery and the break might not have been a clean one, which could put his timetable for return in doubt:

Houston Texans left tackle Charles Spencer had surgery to repair a broken leg after injuring it the previous day against Indianapolis and will miss the rest of the season.

Coach Gary Kubiak said the surgery went well, but a timetable for his return won’t be known for some time because of the severity of the injury to his tibia.

“I don’t think we’ll probably know a whole lot about his recovery for another couple of months,” Kubiak said. “They’ll probably go in and do some more scopes and stuff on it. It’s a very, very severe injury. We just hope things work out well.”

Spencer, a 6-foot-4, 352-pound third-round draft pick, was injured while blocking midway through the third quarter of Houston’s 43-24 loss to the Colts. The University of Pittsburgh standout nabbed the starting job over veteran Seth Wand.

Hopefully the healing process goes well and things aren’t as serious as they sound right now. The fact that after surgery they can’t even come up with a timetable for him to return for NEXT year sounds bad. Hopefully we get some more updates in the coming week.

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