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If the Houston Texans are going to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, they probably will have to do it with their third-string quarterback.

Matt Leinart injured his throwing shoulder Sunday at Jacksonville, overshadowing Houston’s 20-13 victory against the offensively inept Jaguars.

Leinart may have broken his collarbone, although coach Gary Kubiak said initial X-rays were inconclusive.

“There’s a pretty strong possibility I probably won’t be coming back this season,” Leinart said.

Arian Foster ran for 65 yards and a score, Leinart delivered a perfect touchdown pass to Joel Dreessen before leaving the game and the Texans (8-3) sacked Blaine Gabbert six times. It was good enough for their fifth consecutive win, which moved them a little closer to clinching the AFC South.

But Leinart’s shoulder injury appears to be a serious setback.

The Texans already lost starter Matt Schaub for the season with a right foot injury. Now, they are down to T.J. Yates and newly signed Kellen Clemens .

Yates completed 8 of 15 passes for 70 yards in relief of Leinart, doing just enough to help the Texans beat the Jaguars (3-8). Houston managed just two first downs in the second half.

Jacksonville’s quarterback situation is a mess, too.

Via: SI.com