Texans ILB Fox to have surgery, out indefinitely

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by Daniel Gotera / KHOU 11 Sports

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Posted on August 9, 2012 at 12:14 PM

HOUSTON – Texans inside linebacker Keyaron Fox is out indefinitely after suffering a knee injury during camp earlier in the week. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Thursday he will have surgery.

"I’m sad for the kid. He got rolled up in a drill," said Kubiak. "I think he’s been playing eight or nine years so you hate to see that happen, but we’ll take care of him and he’ll be a part of our team this year."

Fox has been in the league since 2004. He played for Kansas City for 4 years before going to Pittsburgh for 3 then Washington in 2011.

Fox’s best year was in 2006 with the Chiefs. He picked up 53 tackles that season with one sack. In his nine year career, Fox has totaled 181 tackles with one interception.

The injury forces the Texans to be on the lookout for another linebacker to add depth to an already thin group.

"I don’t know if we’ve got it done yet, but I’m concerned about the depth," said Kubiak. "We’ve got another good week of training camp yet before we get in our routine, so we’ve got to be able to continue to work."

Brian Cushing, Bradie James, Darryl Sharpton, Tim Dobbins, Mister Alexander, Shawn Loiseau and Greg Williams are the other inside linebackers listed on the roster.

Sharpton is also out because of a rehab set-back at the beginning of camp. There is no timetable on his return.

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