HOUSTON (Sports Radio 610) - The Houston Texans could be without one of their top players for an extended period of time, after left tackle Laremy Tunsil was scheduled to have surgery on his injured thumb.
Following the announcement, Texans head coach David Culley said that he expected Tunsil to be out for about a month.
Tunsil left Sunday's game in the second quarter after trying to block on a run play. It was unclear from video whether Tunsil was cut blocking, or simply fell down.
Either way, Tunsil immediately motioned toward the Texans' sideline and was substituted for Geron Christian. Tunsil only returned briefly to protect on an extra point attempt.
With Tunsil now sidelined, Christian is expected to take over the starting left tackle spot.
The fourth-year pro started six games there last year for the Washington Football Team.
Last year, Tunsil signed a three-year, $66 million contact extension, which guaranteed $50 million. He has made the Pro Bowl in both of his two seasons in Houston.
The Texans are set to take on the Indianapolis Colts this season.