Houston Texans Wide Receiver Andre Johnson Out for 3 Weeks
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson could miss the next three weeks after undergoing a procedure Tuesday in Dallas to speed up the healing process of a slight tear in his right hamstring.
Coach Gary Kubiak said the Texas would be “missing a heck of a player” against the Raiders, but he would not put a timetable on Johnson’s return after the procedure.
The 3-1 Texans host the 2-2 Oakland Raiders Sunday.
The 6-foot-3, 226-pound Johnson missed three games last year with a sprained ankle, which included a 31-24 win over the Raiders. The five-time Pro Bowl selection sat out seven games in 2007 with a left knee injury that required offseason surgery and the Texans went 2-5 during that stretch without him.
Fortunately for Texans fans the team can turn to last season’s NFL leading rusher Arian Foster. Foster returned from a hamstring injury himself Sunday against the Steelers Sunday, and carried the ball 30 times for 155 yards and the game-winning touchdown against the Steelers in the final quarter.