Texans standout rookie running back Dameon Pierce suffered a relatively mild high-ankle sprain Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys that is regarded as likely to sideline him for at least one game, according to league sources.
The Texans have actually released Benjamin, according to reports, leaving Ogunbowale and Burkhead as the team's main backs for at least Week 15, perhaps longer. While they are likely to split the work in some way, probably no one would be surprised if Burkhead got a majority of the work given the Texans past usage of him. As for Pierce, and as the story said, high-ankle sprains tend to linger, but this isn’t regarded as severe. According to the story, a source characterized Pierce's status as fluid and predicted Pierce could return within a range of one to two weeks. However, there obviously isn't a need to rush him back so owners will want to monitor.