Texans quarterback Matt Schaub spent the night in the hospital and missed yesterday’s practice with a bursa sac injury in his right knee.
Coach Gary Kubiak said the injury will not require surgery. He expects Schaub to return to practice today and be ready when the Texans (4-5) play at the Jets (7-2) Sunday at New Meadowlands Stadium.
“Everything should be OK,’’ Kubiak said. “I expect him here [today]. If that’s the case, and he’s doing what he normally does, he’ll be out there.’’
Kubiak said he did not know how Schaub hurt his knee. He met with Schaub Tuesday and said he seemed fine. Schaub left the Texans’ training facility and called the team later in the day to say that his knee was bothering him.
As for the Jets, QB Mark Sanchez was limited at practice with an injured right calf that likely won’t prevent him from playing Sunday. Sanchez had swelling in the calf after being injured in the third quarter last Sunday.
“Not too limited,’’ coach Rex Ryan said of Sanchez. “He looked good. He did almost everything.’’
Ward practices Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward cleared his post-concussion tests and practiced in full pads in Pittsburgh. Ward’s streak of catching a pass in 186 consecutive games ended when he sustained a concussion during a 39-26 loss to the Patriots Sunday, forcing him to sit out the final three quarters . . . Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford isn’t planning surgery on his injured right shoulder after being evaluated by Dr. James Andrews, who concurred with the team’s rehabilitation plan . . . Vikings QB Brett Favre said his shoulder feels “OK’’ and that he’s not “overly concerned’’ about his latest injury . . . The Broncos released former first-round pick Jarvis Moss, who never lived up to high expectations under coaches Mike Shanahan or Josh McDaniels. The defensive end turned outside linebacker had just 40 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks in 33 games over 3 1/2 seasons after Denver used the 17th-overall pick of the 2007 draft to select him out of Miami . . . Giants’ Shawn Andrews, who has replaced the injured David Diehl at left tackle, missed practice with a back problem. Doctors had no good news for coach Tom Coughlin on the status of Diehl (hamstring-hip) and center Shaun O’Hara (foot), who both did not practice.
Bush progressing Saints running back and punt returner Reggie Bush said a decision on whether he will play against the Seahawks Sunday would be made by the team at the end of the week. Bush has been sidelined since breaking a bone in his lower right leg in Week 2. “We’ll see what happens. I feel like this is a good weekend to get out there,’’ he said . . . The Browns have expressed their concern to the father of an 8-year-old boy who was wearing a Jets jersey when he was allegedly tackled by a drunken fan following Sunday’s game. A team spokesman said the Browns contacted the boy’s family and offered “anything we can do’’ after hearing about the “unfortunate’’ incident . . . Bills rookie running back C.J. Spiller apologized for using a derogatory term toward gays that he posted on Twitter. Spiller used the term while exchanging tweets with Eagles defensive end Ricky Sapp, a close friend of Spiller’s. The original tweet has been deleted. In apologizing, Spiller wrote he was “truly sorry,’’ and that it was out of character, before closing with “God Bless.’’