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Texans RB Davis has knee surgery

HOUSTON (Dec. 28, 2005) -- Houston Texans running back Domanick Davis had arthroscopic knee surgery and will miss the season finale at San Francisco.

Davis missed four games, including the last two, with knee inflammation.

"Before when he'd had swelling in there, it would go down when you gave him rest and time off of it," coach Dom Capers said. "But the swelling hadn't left."

Davis will fall short of 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his three-year career. He has 976 yards after running for more than 100 yards his last two outings.

Replacement Jonathan Wells, who has 173 yards and two touchdowns in the last two games, also is nursing an injury. Wells has a bruised thigh and did not practice.

If Wells can't play, rookie Vernand Morency will likely get his first career start against the 49ers.

Free safety Jammal Lord was elevated from the practice squad to take Davis' roster spot.

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