Matt Godin tears ACL

Submitted by m1817 on August 29th, 2017 at 8:05 AM

Matt Godin suffered a torn ACL during a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints.

Godin will undergo surgery to repair the damage after sustaining the season-ending injury.

Godin had impressed many during training camp, showing power and a good football IQ as he tried to make the team. A good athlete for his 6-foot-6 size, he has developmental potential as a DE in Houston’s 3-4 scheme.…



August 29th, 2017 at 8:09 AM ^

Sucks for him especially on the fringe of a roster. Hopefully he recovers well and quickly.

My heart dropped before I recalled he was no longer on our roster.


August 29th, 2017 at 9:19 AM ^

Oh come on, Jon. Yeah we care about them as people, but our reaction to current players is different. After all, the only reason I know who Matt Godin is is because I care for the football team. I have a certain level of "care" for everyone, but I don't think it's wrong for someone to say they're glad a guy who tore his ACL isn't a current player.


August 29th, 2017 at 8:20 AM ^

Poor guy. I met him at the aiport recently and he was very nice and was excited to get back to training camp. Hopefully he makes it.


August 29th, 2017 at 8:47 AM ^

Pretty much the worst possible time to have that happen, as a rookie trying to win the battle for a roster spot.
Hope he comes back healthy and gets another chance.


August 29th, 2017 at 8:56 AM ^

Well this just totally sucks.  Bad way to start a rainy day.  Good luck to him with the recovery - and with finding a spot next season.  I thought he'd be a good depth player...

Ali G Bomaye

August 29th, 2017 at 10:02 AM ^

Honestly, going on IR and taking a redshirt year isn't the worst thing for a rookie. You get to be around the team and in an NFL program for a year, without the struggle and week-to-week pressure. Best of luck to Matt in his recovery.