This is devastating news for Newton, as some have said that patella tendons are among the worst injuries. It’s rare to see someone suffer ligament tears in both knees on the same play.
Newton was in a great deal of pain and had an air cast placed on both of his knees as he was taken off the field, so it was clear this could be a major injury.
Newton will clearly miss the remainder of the season and be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.
We wish him the best with his rehab.
Texans RT Derek Newton was carted off during the first quarter of Sunday’s game with what appeared to be a right knee injury.
The Texans have Chris Clark taking over at right tackle for the remainder of Monday’s game.
Newton, 28, is a former seventh-round pick of the Texans back in 2011. He’s currently in the second years of his five-year, $26.5 million contract that includes $10 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $4.75 million for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Newton has appeared in six games for the Texans and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 45 offensive tackle out of 74 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Newton and his injury as the news is available.