Texans RB Darius Anderson to have season-ending knee surgery

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(SportsRadio 610) - Texans running back Darius Anderson suffered a non-contact knee injury at training camp Tuesday and will miss the entire season.

The Texans placed Anderson, a Richmond native who went undrafted out of TCU in 2020, on the injured reserve list Wednesday.

Head coach Lovie Smith addressed the injury following Wednesday's practice, saying "tough" is the only way to describe it.

"We feel for Darius," Smith said. "He's a good football player, has been through a little bit. A guy that showed up every day, was doing some good things. We had a plan for him. Unfortunately, injuries are part of our game. It's just pretty much a non-contact injury that happened. He's in good spirits right now. He'll get surgery and come back strong as ever."

Anderson spent time on the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad the past two seasons before signing with Houston's practice squad at the end of last season.

The Texans' top running backs project to be Marlon Mack, another former Colt, Rex Burkhead and rookie Dameon Pierce. Royce Freeman and Dare Ogunbowale are also competing for a spot on the team.

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