C.J. Stroud injury update: Texans QB ‘doubtful’ vs. Titans with Davis Mills in line to start

The Texans head into a divisional matchup against the Titans on Sunday, but are unlikely to be without star quarterback C.J. Stroud.

According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Ohio State product is considered doubtful to go with a concussion. In that case, it will be former Stanford quarterback and past Texans starting signal-caller Davis Mills who gets the nod.

Here’s everything to know about Stroud and the situation at hand.

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What is C.J. Stroud’s injury?

Stroud sustained a concussion within the final seven minutes of the fourth quarter against the Jets last week, leaving Mills to take over for the remainder of the game. Stroud remains in concussion protocol, and though he has not been ruled out yet, it should be significantly expected.

“Yeah, C.J., he’s starting to feel a little bit better, but still will be in concussion protocol. We still have our hopes that he can feel better, but we’ll see how the next couple days go,” Ryans said Friday post-practice.

Mills has a large amount of experience with the team, starting 26 games over the past two seasons. The Texans are 5-20-1 in the games Mills has started.

How long will C.J. Stroud be out?

How long Stroud will be out is unapparent and has not been disclosed at this time. But it is highly reasonable to expect based on the report and the nature of the injury that he will miss the upcoming game against the Titans and should have a strong chance of returning in the following week.

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Texans schedule 2023

Here’s a look at the next four games remaining on the schedule as the Texans finish out the season.

Date Opponent
Dec. 17 at Titans
Dec. 24 vs. Browns 
Dec. 31 vs. Titans
Jan. 7 at Colts

C.J. Stroud 2023 season stats

See below for Stroud’s stats to this point in the 2023 season. He has appeared in 13 games so far this season.

Game Comp Att Pass Yds TD INT
at Jets 10 23 91 0 0
vs. Broncos 16 27 274 1 0
vs. Jaguars 26 36 304 2 0
vs. Cardinals 27 37 336 2 3
at Bengals 23 39 356 1 1
vs. Buccaneers 30 42 470 5 0
at Panthers 16 24 140 0 0
vs. Saints 13 27 199 2 1
at Falcons 20 35 249 1 0
vs. Steelers 16 30 306 2 0
at Jaguars 20 30 280 2 0
vs. Colts 30 47 384 2 0
at Ravens 28 44 242 0 0
Season total 275 441 3,631 20 5


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