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Report: Texans C Jarrett Patterson sustained broken ankle against the Panthers

The Houston Texans offensive line continues to take on attrition, a theme that began in training camp with center Scott Quessenberry tearing his ACL.

According to Aaron Wilson from KPRC-TV, the center position is once more the target of misfortune as rookie Jarrett Patterson is believed to have broken his ankle amid the 15-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium.

Patterson became a viable option at center when second-rounder Juice Scruggs sustained an injury during preseason. The former Notre Dame product slid into the role and was Houston’s Opening Day starter in the 25-9 loss at the Baltimore Ravens.

The sixth-round center has played 463 snaps for Houston, representing 99% of the offense’s snaps.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire