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Texans QB Savage (concussion) exits vs. 49ers

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage suffered a concussion in the second quarter and did not return for the second half on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium.

Savage was slow to his feet after he was hit in the end zone by 49ers defensive end Elvis Dumervil with just under 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter.

Savage entered the sideline medical evaluation tent following the drive and returned to the field when the Texans regained possession. However, at the 2:32 mark of the second quarter, backup T.J. Yates replaced Savage behind center, with Savage seen on the sideline lobbying to return to the field yet again.

Savage completed 6 of 12 attempts for 63 yards and was sacked twice. The Texans entered Sunday 1-5 with Savage as the starter.