Posted by Will Brinson
UPDATE via the AP (6:15 p.m.): Houston Texans All-Pro receiver Andre Johnson will miss "a day or two" of practice after dislocating his left index finger in a morning workout, according to coach Gary Kubiak.
Johnson wore a bandage on his finger as he watched the Tuesday afternoon walk-through from the sideline. Kubiak said Johnson went to the hospital, but "is going to be OK."
Things have been going pretty, pretty, pre-tah well for the Houston Texans. They grabbed Wade Phillips to revamp their defense in the offseason and then shored up their secondary with free agents Johnathan Joseph and Danieal Manning. They look poised to make the leap into the playoffs. Perhaps things were going too well.
Fortunately, we have the solution: an Andre Johnson dislocated finger!
Per our own Pete Prisco (currently at Texans training camp), Johnson left the field on a cart -- Steph Stradley of the Houston Chronicle also points out that Johnson wasn't "carted off" per se, in as much that it means "suffered a devastating injury" -- and the Texans have since informed folks that Johnson dislocated his finger.
"He dislocated his finger in a one-on-one drill this morning and we’re getting it looked at, so hopefully he’s back here this afternoon," head coach Gary Kubiak said at the post-practice press conference. "We’ll have to wait and see. I wasn’t at the drill so I just got the information.
"I have a big lump in my throat like everybody else, but hopefully he’ll be fine."
Said finger has also been popped back in, which not only inspires "ew" but also a Googling of a classic "Lethal Weapon" scene.
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