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Texans coach Kubiak concerned as injuries mount

Friday - 11/23/2012, 2:53pm  ET

Houston Texans running back Justin Forsett (28) is hit by Detroit Lions free safety Louis Delmas (26) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Forsett scored an 81-yard touchdown run on the play. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

CHRIS DUNCAN
AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans won another thriller, but coach Gary Kubiak has growing concerns about the health of his team.

The Texans (10-1) rallied late to force overtime for the second straight game and beat Detroit 34-31 on Thanksgiving. Kubiak was back at Reliant Stadium early Friday morning, mulling over a sobering list of injuries to key players.

Linebackers Brooks Reed (groin) and Bradie James (hamstring), and starting right tackle Derek Newton (right knee) underwent MRI exams on Friday after getting hurt against the Lions. Tight end Garrett Graham hurt his left shoulder in the game, and Houston was already playing without starting cornerback Johnathan Joseph (hamstring), nose tackle Shaun Cody (back), linebacker Tim Dobbins (left shoulder) and backup running back Ben Tate (hamstring).

"We've got some damage this morning, no doubt about that," Kubiak said Friday, "but it is a huge win."

The Texans next play at Tennessee (4-6) on Dec. 2. Kubiak is giving his players the weekend off after a draining five days in which they played nearly 2
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