Houston Texans' quarterback Brian Hoyer was hit hard and suffered a concussion during the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this week and, therefore, he will not be played this weekend against the New York Jets.
However, this isn't the end of it, as a deeper and concerning issue lies beneath the situation. More than just who the Texans are going to play under center against one of the toughest defenses in the league.
Backup quarterback T.J. Yates will be in case you were wondering, but the most concerning issue is that Hoyer actually suffered from memory loss due to the hit he took on Monday night.
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John McClain of the Houston Chronicle said: "The reason Brian Hoyer isn't playing against the Jets is cause he suffered memory loss against Bengals. He should return against Saints."
While the Chronicle expects it to be just a one-game absence, incidents like this should be drawing major concerns from the league over player safety.
Hopefully, it won't be a reoccurring and long-lasting issue for Hoyer, as he will be needed to help the Texans drive towards a possible playoff spot by finishing at the top of the AFC South. They're currently tied at the top on 4-5 alongside their divisional rivals, the Indianapolis Colts.
Yates will start this Sunday against the Jets, with recently signed - off the waivers - Brandon Weeden as the backup, and Zac Dysert can be called up to the main roster from the practice squad if needed, but they only have until Saturday to do so.