Texans believe Demaryius Thomas has torn Achilles

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Houston's receiving corps has likely suffered a significant loss.

Texans receiver Demaryius Thomas was carted off the field and quickly ruled out after suffering an Achilles injury in the second half of Sunday's 32-30 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thomas is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles.

Houston coach Bill O'Brien didn't have an update on Thomas' condition immediately after the game. 

"I feel terrible. It didn't look good," O'Brien told reporters in the postgame news conference.

Thomas was traded to Houston just before the deadline and caught 20 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns during his brief time with the Texans so far.

Thomas' injury comes a significant blow to a Texans team that is still trying to clinch an AFC playoff berth after dropping two of their last three games. If Thomas is done for the season, any postseason run by the Texans would have to be made without a solid receiver to complement the Deshaun Watson-DeAndre Hopkins-led passing game.

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