Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil will have surgery on a ligament in his thumb. The surgery will likely sideline the premiere offensive lineman for four weeks or more. This information was confirmed by Texans head coach David Culley.
The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reported the news via his Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon.
David Culley said Laremy Tunsil will have surgery on his thumb and they hope to have him back in four weeks.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 13, 2021
Tunsil was a top draft prospect in 2016, being picked in the first round by the Miami Dolphins after a slight slide. He played for three seasons there before the Texans traded two first round picks, a second round pick and two players for him. This huge move was clearly a gambit to try and fix a Texans’ offensive line that had not been good since the team’s inception in 2002.
In 2020, Tunsil was made the offensive lineman with the largest annual salary after signing a three-year, $66 million deal with $57.85 million guaranteed. If he does indeed miss four weeks, the left tackle will only miss three games, due to the Texans’ bye week. He could be back in time for November 21’s contest against the Tennessee Titans.
Featured image courtesy of Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle
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