Against the Redskins, Texans wideout Andre Johnson injured an ankle. He returned to make an overtime-forcing 34-yard touchdown reception.
Against the Cowboys, he injured it again in a 27-13 loss. For the game, Johnson caught only four passes for 64 yards.
Said Houston coach Gary Kubiak in comments distributed by the team, “It’s the same ankle, he nicked it
again. What I was just told as I walked out of the locker room is that they
don’t think it is worse than it was. I didn’t see any reason to let him go out
there and take another shot on it. I’m trying to get him to next week.”
“We’re going to do the same [treatment] we did last week and see what happens,”Johnson said.
Last week, an MRI showed only a mild sprain. This week, Johnson returned again after aggravating the injury, but he was yanked once the outcome was essentially decided.
Next week, the Texans play at Oakland. Since the Raiders as of this posting have a shot at going 2-1, we won’t make a sarcastic remark.