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Andre Johnson to miss 'a couple of weeks'?

Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:50 am
Edited on: December 5, 2011 11:48 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

Even though they might have put themselves in the playoffs on Sunday, the Texans managed to suffer another blow, in terms of an injury to a star player. Andre Johnson, the team's top wide receiver, left the 17-10 win over Atlanta in the third quarter with a hamstring injury.

And it sounds like, based on what Texans owner Bob McNair had to say following the game, that Johnson might be missing for "a couple of weeks."

"They say it’s a hamstring, but a typical hamstring injury and not a severe type of injury," McNair said at the postgame presser. "Hopefully, it’s one we can deal with and he can be back in a couple of weeks."

The good news for Houston is two-fold. One, they just finished Week 13, and not Week 17, which means they actually do have "a couple of weeks" to spare. And two, those couple of weeks feature three teams -- the Panthers, the Colts and the Titans -- that all give up gobs of rushing yards, regardless of the opponent.


As Clark Judge wrote on Sunday, winning without their best players is nothing new for the 2011 Texans. And the Texans already found success this year without Johnson, who missed six games with a right hamstring injury earlier in the year. The other piece of good news for Houston is that Johnson's injury this time is believed to be less severe than Johnson's previous hammy.

And given their schedule, plus the importance of Johnson to the offense once the team gets in the playoffs, don't be surprised if yesterday was the last we see of Andre Johnson in the 2011 regular season.

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Andre Johnson to miss 'a couple of weeks'?

He's not all that fragile, he missed a total of three games in the three seasons prior to this one.



Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Andre Johnson to miss 'a couple of weeks'?

I'm just saying: Give T.O. or Randy Moss a call to solidify things before the playoffs start. Then if he does come back for the playoffs it can be a memorable first playoff run instead of a possible one and done. Please don't just stand pat TEXANS this team can be a SUPERBOWL TEAM!!!!



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Andre Johnson to miss 'a couple of weeks'?

Hold him til the playoffs...........................

but dont drop him, cause he is FRAGILE

This guy is never healthy, he's talented, but needs to try a new supplement or something to keep his muscles in check.


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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:50 pm
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Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:10 am
 

play-offs

"And given their schedule, plus the importance of Johnson to the offense once the team gets in the playoffs, don't be surprised if yesterday was the last we see of Andre Johnson in the 2011 regular season."

Damn straight. hold him until play-offs. 



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:10 am
 

play-offs

"And given their schedule, plus the importance of Johnson to the offense once the team gets in the playoffs, don't be surprised if yesterday was the last we see of Andre Johnson in the 2011 regular season."

Damn straight. hold him until play-offs. 



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:10 am
 

play-offs

"And given their schedule, plus the importance of Johnson to the offense once the team gets in the playoffs, don't be surprised if yesterday was the last we see of Andre Johnson in the 2011 regular season."

Damn straight. hold him until play-offs. 


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