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Houston Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine suffers horrific knee injury

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The Houston Texans have made a poor start to the 2015 NFL season, finding themselves struggling with a 2-4 record to open the campaign.

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Houston have underperformed all season, not having any idea who their starting quarterback is and playing a secondary that is leakier than a dripping faucet.

That struggling secondary took another huge hit at the weekend, as one member of it suffered a horrific season-ending knee injury, that could threaten his career.

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Horrific Injury

Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine sustained a torn PCL and MCL, and dislocated his left knee in Sunday’s win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, reports the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.

Unsurprisingly, Ballentine will miss the remainder of the season. He will do well to ever make a return to football.

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It was previously reported that the  22-year old sustained am ACL tear when he left Sunday’s game in the fourth quarter after colliding with Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson. The safety hasn't been that lucky, as the recovery time for a torn ACL is much less than what he sustained.

Following the injury, Ballentine was fitted for an air cast and carted off the field by medical personnel. Before being sidelined, Ballentine had recorded three tackles with a pass deflection during the eventual 31–20 win.

According to Adam Wexler of KPRC-TV, the Texans placed Ballentine on injured reserve on Monday and claimed cornerback Charles James III - and his fantastic sock collection - on waivers to fill the 53-man roster.

Ballentine played his college football at Memphis was selected by the Texans with the final pick of the 2014 draft, making him Mr Irrelevant.

Hopefully, he can make a full recovery and return to the field, but that might not happen due to the severity of the injury.

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