Posted by Josh Katzowitz
UPDATE (5:17 p.m. ET): After the game, Johnson said the pain he felt when he hurt his hamstring was nowhere near as bad as his previous hamstring injury. Which, I suppose, is a positive development.
He'll undergo an MRI on Monday, but Johnson told reporters he thinks he simply tweaked his hamstring.
Andre Johnson missed seven games this season with a bad right hamstring, and he returned just in time to help welcome quarterback T.J. Yates to the NFL.
But after making four catches for 97 yards through the first three quarter of today’s Falcons game, Johnson has left the game after another non-contact injury in which he appeared to hurt his other hamstring.
While he ran a deep post route, Johnson pulled up lame at midfield, and he flopped to the ground. He got up and hopped off the field on one leg. Once he returned to the sideline, he almost immediately limped to the locker room.
Officially, Johnson is questionable to return, but it's hard to imagine the Texans sending him back to the field today.
If Johnson is out for an extended period of time again, that badly will hurt Houston’s chances to make a deep postseason run. And it’s another unfortunate injury for the Texans -- who lost their starting quarterback in back-to-back weeks and now appears to have lost their No. 1 receiver.
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