Houston Texans rookie center Nick Martin appears to be set to miss the season opener after suffering a high ankle sprain today in joint practices with the New Orleans Saints. Martin was blocking his man and was rolled up by his own running back after he was tripped up at the line of scrimmage. Martin immediately reached for his ankle when he hit the ground which caused immediate concern from team personnel. Martin just returned from a back issues that kept him out a week before returning at the beginning of the week.
The Texans will have to figure out if Greg Mancz or Tony Bergstrom will be their starting center moving forward until Martin returns. The Texans are missing three of their penciled in starters for the start of the season.
|Position||Projected Starters||Who Is There Now?|
|LT||Duane Brown||Chris Clark|
|LG||Xavier Su'a-Filo||Xavier Su'a-Filo|
|C||Nick Martin||Greg Mancz|
|RG||Jeff Allen||Jeff Allen|
|RT||Derek Newton||Kendall Lamm|
The Texans now have their work cut out to get ready for week one and find their best five to start the season.