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T.J. Yates suffers bruised shoulder

Updated: January 2, 2012, 2:28 AM ET
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Texans quarterback T.J. Yates left Sunday's 23-22 loss to Tennessee in the first quarter after landing on his left shoulder following a hard hit.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Yates had a bruised left shoulder but could've returned if necessary. Kubiak also said Yates would undergo more tests Monday.

"Obviously, I didn't want him to go back in the game," Kubiak said. "We'll know better where we're at (Monday), at this point."

Yates was replaced by veteran journeyman Jake Delhomme.

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