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Texans rule out Brian Hoyer for Week 15

XXX during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York.

Brett Carlsen

Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer is dealing with his second concussion in less than a month, something that’s reportedly left him concerned about the impact on his long-term health.

The injury will definitely keep him out of this week’s game against the Colts. Coach Bill O’Brien made the announcement on Wednesday that Hoyer remains in the concussion protocol and will not play this Sunday.

T.J. Yates will start in Hoyer’s place with Brandon Weeden serving as their backup for the game, which will decide which of the 6-7 clubs will have the inside track at the division title heading into the final two weeks of the season. Yates started one game in place of Hoyer when Hoyer suffered his first concussion of the year, going 16-of-34 for 229 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-17 victory over the Jets.

O’Brien also discussed the quarterback situation on the other side. He was asked about Andrew Luck’s return to practice and said the Texans are preparing their defense to face “everybody” in Indianapolis this weekend.