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Texans WR Noah Brown ruled out of wild card game with shoulder injury

The Houston Texans lost a key pass-catcher on the second drive of their wild card game against the Cleveland Browns.

Wide receiver Noah Brown suffered a shoulder injury on a third-down passing play when he collided with Browns safety Juan Thornhill. He walked off the field gingerly and was eventually ruled questionable to return. But by halftime, the team officially ruled him out for the rest of the game.

He did not record a catch before he left the game in the first quarter. Brown was questionable entering the game with a back injury but did suit up after missing some practice time earlier this season.

Without Brown, quarterback C.J. Stroud will lean on wide receivers Nico Collins and Robert Woods as well as tight end Dalton Schultz.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire