Texans quarterback Schaub likely out against Raiders with concussion

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was still feeling the effects of a concussion from a helmet-to-helmet hit on Wednesday, and coach Gary Kubiak said he probably wouldn't play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

Schaub, who has started every game this season for the Texans since an offseason trade with Atlanta, said his health has improved dramatically since he was knocked out of Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.

"It's feeling better, clearing up a little bit," he said. "Headaches are subsiding, so we'll take it day to day."

Schaub was injured when he was blindsided by Drayton Florence after throwing his second interception in Houston's loss to the Chargers. It was the second straight week he'd been knocked out of the game by a helmet-to-helmet blow. Schaub left the previous week's game against Tennesee on two occasions, the second time with a hip injury.

He said this was his first concussion. Schaub sat on the sideline rubbing his temples for several minutes before he was taken to the locker room.

"It was hurting. I had headaches," he said. "I was a little out of it and not really with it and really cloudy and foggy in my head. It was a weird feeling not ever experiencing anything like that prior."

With Schaub likely out, Sage Rosenfels should get the third start of his career and his first since a 22-0 loss to Cleveland in 2005 when he was with Miami. Rosenfels relieved Schaub against the Chargers, completing 17 of 27 passes for 176 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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