Texans OLB Brooks Reed was forced from Houston's Thanksgiving game against the Lions with a groin injury, and will not return.
Sprinting up the sideline as he covered Joique Bell, Reed pulled up like he had been snipered. It's extremely bad news for a Texans team that's come out flat four days after outlasting Jacksonville in overtime. First-round pick Whitney Mercilus is now in the game at outside linebacker. Reed has 10 days to get healthy for Week 13, but it had the looks of a fairly significant injury.