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Will Fuller broke his collarbone, and he’ll miss 2-3 months

It’s a big loss for the Texans offense.

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Texans wide receiver Will Fuller will be out indefinitely after breaking his collarbone in practice on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He is expected to miss anywhere from two to three months, putting his return in October or even November.

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien confirmed that Fuller is set to return this season:

Fuller was hoping to rebound from what he felt was a “tough” rookie season. “It's like I just put myself in a shell and just put my head down and [was] just working as hard as I could and just trying to prove myself,” he told ESPN’s Sarah Barshop on Monday. “I feel like this year I'm just trying to have more fun with it, and I can tell already that it's a lot more fun for me.”

O’Brien was impressed with what he had seen out of his young wide receiver so far. “He's had a good camp,” O'Brien told the Houston Chronicle. “He's a really good route runner; comes to work every day.”

Fuller played in 14 games during his rookie season last year, starting 13 of those. He had 635 yards on 47 receptions, along with two touchdowns. He started off hot with a pair of 100-plus yard games, before slowing down as the season progressed with Brock Osweiler under center.

Fuller’s injury could mean more time for former quarterback-converted-to-wide-receiver Braxton Miller. However, the Texans will hope that Fuller’s injury doesn’t keep him out too long as they try to win a second consecutive AFC South crown.