Houston Texans quarterback loses chunk of his ear after illegal hit (but still returns to field to make a touchdown)
A Houston quarterback lost a chunk of his ear during a game on Sunday after an illegal hit so forceful that his helmet went flying off. Matt Schaub, who was playing for the Houston Texans against the Denver Broncos, was in possession of the ball when linebacker Joe Mays crashed into him. Schaub was left rolling around the field in agony clutching both sides of his head before being walked off by medical staff with his left ear bloodied. After Schaub was brought down by Mays, a second roughing-the-passer penalty was given against the Broncos, causing the Texans to make a field goal and take a 24-11 lead.