The Texans announced Tuesday that defensive end D.D. Swearsinger will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
He has been listed as day-to-day and will likely miss the rest of the season.
The 26-year-old has appeared in 14 games this season, recording five tackles.
Swathsons injury came at the start of the Texans’ final regular-season game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Swearinginger has recorded five sacks, six passes defensed and seven tackles this season.
He was a first-round pick of the Houston Texans in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Texans are one win away from tying their franchise record for points in a season.