Injured ankle puts Carr out early in Colts game

Updated: October 26, 2003, 6:09 PM ET

INDIANAPOLIS -- Houston quarterback David Carr left Sunday's game against the Colts for the second time with a right ankle injury.

Carr injured his ankle in the first quarter, missed two series, then returned to lead the Texans on a 79-yard touchdown drive that ended with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Billy Miller at Indianapolis.

On the scoring play, however, it appeared a defender rolled into Carr. He buckled over and limped to the sideline, and when the Texans retook possession with 1:50 left, backup Tony Banks returned to the game.

The Texans originally called the injury a high ankle sprain. An announcement was made later that Carr returned to the locker room to have the ankle re-examined.

Banks replaced Carr on the Texans' third possession, the last play of the first quarter and completed his first four passes. It was his first action since he completed 7 of 11 passes for 51 yards against Kansas City on Sept. 21.

Banks also led the Texans on a 28-yard touchdown drive that started when Colts punt returner Brad Pyatt lost a fumble.

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