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Texans' Williams headed for surgery to repair pectoral

Houston Texans linebacker Mario Williams will have surgery Friday to repair his torn left pectoral, the team announced.

Williams already has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. He sustained the injury in the Texans' 25-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Coach Gary Kubiak said the typical recovery time for the injury is three-and-a-half to four months.

"It's kind of sad," Kubiak told "Boy, he was playing so well. I've said this before, but I know it's killing him because he was just so excited about what he was doing and what we were doing as a defensive football team. But Mario's going to have a great career. He's going to be fine ... but it's been very difficult on him. Mario's always been a team guy, been a class act."

Williams, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, had five sacks in five games.

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