Texans S Lonnie Ballentine Out For Season With “Significant” Knee Injury

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Texans S Lonnie Ballentine dislocated his left knee during Sunday’s game and sustained “significant” damage to the ligaments in his knee.

  • According to Wilson, Ballentine will miss the remainder of the season with this injury.

Ballentine, 22, was taken in the seventh round of last year’s NFL draft. He managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason last year, but wund up being placed on season-ending injured reserve in August.

He has three years remaining on his four-year, $2,265,896 rookie contract that included a $45,896 signing bonus. Ballentine will make $435,000 (2015), $525,000 (2016), and $690,000 (2017) over the remainder of the agreement.

Ballentine’s 2015 season comes to an end with him appearing in two games and recording three tackles and a pass defense for Houston.


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