NFL

Report: Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine undergoes knee surgery

May 17, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel talks with safety Lonnie Ballentine (39) during rookie mini-camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

May 17, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel talks with safety Lonnie Ballentine (39) during rookie mini-camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans backup safety Lonnie Ballentine underwent arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Ballentine reportedly was dealing with swelling in his knee over the last few weeks, and after the injury failed to respond to treatment, surgery was performed to help the healing process.

The last pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Ballentine is expected to be out at least a few weeks.

More from FoxSports

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound safety spent all of last season on injured reserve. He made seven tackles in the preseason, showing enough promise to make the 53-man roster.

(h/t Houston Chronicle)