Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud left Sunday’s game at the New York Jets and is in concussion protocol to be evaluated for a possible head injury.
The star rookie was on the receiving end of a hit by the Jets’ Quinnen Williams, during which Stroud’s head snapped back and hit the ground as he went down.
Stroud was able to walk off under his own power, according to the CBS broadcast. He went into the blue medical tent for evaluation, and from there he headed back to the locker room without his helmet, signaling he was done for the day.
Davis Mills entered the game in Stroud’s place.
The Texans trailed 24-6 with less than seven minutes to play at the time of Stroud’s injury.
The No. 2 overall draft pick last spring, Stroud entered the week as the league leader in passing yards (3,540) to help Houston to a 7-5 record entering Week 14. He was 10-for-23 for just 91 yards before exiting the game.
Another top-three draft pick, Will Anderson Jr., picked up an ankle injury and was questionable to return.