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Texans Tackle Derek Newton Tore Both His Patellar Tendons On This Play

Texans right tackle Derek Newton sustained one of the worst injures you possibly could this evening, when he tore both the patellar tendon on both of his knees. He appears to have fallen down while planting to block Von Miller, and he was helped off in a double air cast. Ian Rapoport reports that there is also “more damage” in addition to the double patellar tendon tear.

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Here’s a better replay of the injury.

On a grim note, researchers from Northwestern determined earlier this year that injuries to the patellar tendon are the hardest injuries for NFL players to recover from.

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[ESPN Deportes]

Staff writer, Deadspin

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