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Houston Texans QB Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) out for Thursday night

Sep 19, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) kneels in the end zone following his touchdown run against the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 19, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) kneels in the end zone following his touchdown run against the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been ruled out for Thursday night’s game with a hamstring injury, NFL Network reported Monday.

Rookie Davis Mills is expected to get his first professional start when the Texans (1-1) host the undefeated Carolina Panthers. He replaced Taylor in Sunday’s 31-21 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Taylor, 32, is set to have an MRI on Monday. He was injured when he scrambled to score a 15-yard touchdown with 7:06 left in the second quarter that gave the Texans a 14-7 lead. He played the next series, then was replaced by Mills, a third-round draft pick from Stanford.

Before leaving, Taylor was effective, completing 10 of 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. On the season, he has completed 70.5 percent of his passes for 416 yards and three TDs. He has not thrown an interception.

Mills was 8-of-18 passing for 102 yards, one touchdown and an interception.

Houston wide receivers Danny Amendola (hamstring) and Nico Collins (shoulder) also were injured on Sunday.

–Field Level Media