The Houston Texans are shutting down Mario Williams for the season, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. It was reported on Monday morning that Williams suffered a torn pectoral muscle and his 2011 season was in jeopardy. It appears his season will end.
Williams' loss is a significant one for Houston, who has been dealing with injuries to star players like Arian Foster and Andre Johnson this season. He was the team's leading pass rusher with five sacks and looked solid in his transition to outside linebacker from defensive end.
McClain reports Williams will have surgery this week.