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Sports Monday: Lamar Miller’s Injury, Andrew Luck’s Retirement, And The Astros Keep Winning

Sports writer Jeff Balke updates us on the latest Houston sports news.


Houston Texans’ Lamar Miller (26) is assisted by team staff and first responders after suffering an unknown injury during a preseason NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.


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The Houston Texans face an uncertain 2019 season after Lamar Miller suffered a reported torn ACL in Saturday night's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. His season appears to be over before it even started. And he's in the last year of his contract, so this could be the end of Miller's playing career in Houston.

Meanwhile, Stratford High School alum Andrew Luck unexpectedly announced his retirement from football. The premier 29-year-old quarterback had led the Indianapolis Colts for several seasons but had also suffered from a number of injuries since 2015.

These developments dramatically reshape the AFC South even before the season begins.

Also, the Houston Astros took swept the Angels this weekend. Even as they deal with injuries, they keep winning.

Plus, the Houston Dash fell 2-1 to Sky Blue FC Saturday and the Dynamo lost 5-1 Sunday to Dallas FC.

In the audio above, we discuss these and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.